Whitmer: Schools should be in-person by March 1

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is strongly encouraging all K-12 schools in Michigan to offer in-person instruction by March 1 (Jan. 8)

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GRETCHEN WHITMER: Today my administration is announcing a goal that all school districts offer an option for in-person learning no later than March 1 and earlier, if possible. The value of in-person learning for our kids is immeasurable.

JONEIGH KHALDUN: Starting Monday, our K-through-12 teachers and child-care staff will be able to start getting vaccinated, and this is another important tool to help prevent spread of the virus and to keep our kids in in-person learning.

GRETCHEN WHITMER: On top of testing and vaccinations, we will work with districts to ensure that, when schools begin in-person learning, safety protocols like mask wearing, hand washing, and social distancing remain in place.