COVID-19 safety plans now approved for 49 Milwaukee schools

The City of Milwaukee Health Department (MHD) on Friday, Oct. 9 announced that one more school -- Highland Community -- has had its COVID-19 safety plans approved.

Forty-nine schools' plans have now been approved since Aug. 21.

K-12 schools in Milwaukee with approved safety plans will be allowed to engage in non-virtual learning options -- such as in-person or hybrid instruction -- as long as the plan is followed.

The Milwaukee Health Department has received 59 complete plans to date, and will continue reviewing and approving plans, prioritized by open date. The health department will continue providing weekly updates on schools' approval on Fridays.

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For lists of previously-approved schools, CLICK HERE.

For a school's plan to be approved, it must include a health department K-12 Safety Assessment Checklist -- available online here.

More information on the Milwaukee Health Department's COVID-19 guidelines and plans can be found on the department's website.

Statement from the Milwaukee Health Department:

The City of Milwaukee Health Department (MHD) acknowledges the decision to open schools is an emotional one for all parties involved. Children and their safety and development are our priority during this pandemic. We will be doing weekly school safety plan updates on Fridays in order to keep the community apprised of the school plans submitted and approved.

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