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Health department releases coronavirus guidance for Milwaukee schools that reopen

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Posted at 9:16 AM, Aug 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-14 10:22:11-04

The City of Milwaukee Health Department has released its guidance for schools that reopen amidst the coronavirus pandemic.

The health department released the guidance for schools with students or staff who may test positive for the virus during the school year.

Any cases that occur within a City of Milwaukee-area school must report it to the health department.

Individualized advice will also be given to the school and each school should have a COVID-19 coordinator that will be responsible for contacting the health department.

If there are two cases within a facility that share time (within a 14-day period) and space (such as a classroom), the affected cohort will transition to virtual learning during the cleaning of the space.

If there are more than 3% positive cases within a facility, students will have to transition to virtual learning and reopen with the health department's consultation and guidance.

"This guidance is based on the best current evidence and is designed to produce the safest school reopening for our community. Just as our COVID-19 knowledge and evidence base continues to evolve, so will guidance about how to safely maintain school and business operations," said the health department in a release. "

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