Deep Dive Coronavirus: What You Need To Know As Schools Reopen In Maine
When COVID-19 first hit Maine last March, school buildings quickly shut down - first for two weeks, then for the rest of the school year - as a way to slow the spread of the virus. Learning continued online, but many students faced a lot of challenges, from limited internet access to the loss of school-based services. Now, as the virus continues to spread, the vast majority of schools are still preparing to open their doors once again.
So what will school be like over the next few months, and what's being done to make sure students and staff are safe? Many of those questions are still being worked through, but here are a few answers to help sort it all out.