Governor JB Pritzker's executive order okays limited in-person instructions at both public and private schools this summer.

Just when your kids had assumed that they wouldn't be back in school until fall (if even then), Phase-3 Reopening comes along and potentially messes up their plans.

Given the uncertainties of the COVID-19 pandemic, this executive order doesn't exactly say that classrooms will be operating at full capacity like they did before this coronavirus mess.

In accordance with Phase Three of the state's reopening plan and public health guidance, the number of individuals in one space will be limited to ten or fewer. Additionally, schools will be required to ensure compliance to social distancing guidelines "to the greatest extent possible."

Students staff and visitors will be required to wear personal protective equipment which will be provided by the school, according to the order signed by Gov. Pritzker.

At a news conference on April 26, Pritzker said he was unclear whether Illinois students and teachers would use E-Learning or be physically present in classrooms next school year. As of Thursday evening, the governor hadn't determined if in-person classes will resume for the fall of 2020.


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