BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary announced Thursday that all districts and schools will be required to have fully in-person learning in the fall.
Students will have to be in the classroom full-time, five days a week.
Also, all health and safety requirements, as well as physical distancing requirements, will be lifted.
This is part of new COVID-19 guidance from DESE for the 2021-2022 school year.
DESE said schools are encouraged to “maintain ventilation upgrades from this past year as feasible, continue hand hygiene practices, and extend policies that encourage students and staff to continue to stay home when sick.”
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