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In-person learning suspended at Michigan high schools, colleges

New restrictions in effect from Wednesday (Nov. 18) through Dec. 8

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Dr. Joneigh Khaldun said schools have played a big part in spreading coronavirus.

Shortly after Sunday’s announcement that universities, colleges and high schools will go with fully remote learning, the Northville Public Schools district announced it will comply.

It won’t be easy for students and teachers who have gotten used to COVID-style learning, especially as we near the end of the semester and holiday breaks.

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High schools and colleges will be closed for the next three weeks. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer cited schools with older students as problem areas for spreading the coronavirus.

“It became clear to us that these congregating older students were inherently more risky in terms of COVID spread than our younger grades,” Whitmer said.

For weeks, colleges have trouble spots with illegal parties, unmasked gatherings and group living situations fueling the virus. The University of Michigan only just ended its latest stay-at-home order Nov. 3. Not even two weeks later, it will have to close its classroom doors again.

As the 2020-21 school year has gone on, state health officials have pointed to high schools as major areas of concern.


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