Hampton City School Board to discuss 'modified in-person return to learning'

Posted at 6:23 AM, Oct 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-21 06:23:43-04

HAMPTON, Va. - The Hampton School Board will discuss a return to in-person learning at a virtual meeting Wednesday night.

The School Board originally unveiled its reopening plan at an October 7 meeting. According to the School Board's agenda, the board will provide an update on in-person learning at its Wednesday meeting.

Below are some of the changes implemented in Hampton City Schools' original reopening plan:

  • Face masks and face shields will be provided to both staff members and students; masks are required upon entering school buildings.
  • Desk set-up in the classroom must maintain at least a three-foot distance.
  • All students and staff must perform a health assessment before returning to school every day.
  • Stricter guidelines for visitors will be in place.
  • New disinfecting protocols will also be implemented.
  • School nurses have undergone training for contact tracing.

The school district has a health services database that officials are using to track students and staff who display symptoms of COVID-19, as well as anyone who may have come into contact with someone who tested positive for the virus.

Wednesday's meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m.

This is a developing story.