Kindergarten and first grade students line up outside of Panther Lake Elementary in Federal Way on March 15. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror

Kindergarten and first grade students line up outside of Panther Lake Elementary in Federal Way on March 15. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror

Inslee: K-12 schools can reduce COVID social distancing

The governor reduced social distancing requirements for K-12 classrooms from 6 feet to 3 feet.

Staff reports

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced March 25 that schools can reduce the COVID-19 social distancing requirements in K-12 classrooms from 6 feet to 3 feet.

At a news conference, Inslee said the new guidance was consistent with direction from federal health authorities. Inslee also said middle and high school students who aren’t in isolated “cohort” groups should still be placed at 6 feet apart in places where the number of people infected is still above 200 per 100,000 population.

Inslee had previously said all public schools in Washington will be required to offer students an in-person learning option by April with school districts having to meet an average of at least 30% weekly in-class instruction by April 19.

All kindergarten to sixth grade students must. be provided an opportunity for hybrid-remote and in-person learning by April 5, followed by all other K-12 students by April 19.

This report contains information reported by the Associated Press




Talk to us

Please share your story tips by emailing editor@vashonbeachcomber.com.

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website https://www.vashonbeachcomber.com/submit-letter/. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) Please keep letters to 300 words or less.

More in News

x
Vashon Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 Pandemic Situation Report

Here’s what you need to know about March 30 to April 5.

x
Wall of Portraits of Black Americans is Vandalized

A portrait of Lamontez Jones was torn from where it hung outside Vashon Center for the Arts.

x
In Mountain Crash, a Pair of Treetop Flyers Beat the Odds

The engine of Craig Beles and Truman O’Brien’s plane began to sputter 8,000 feet above the ground.

x
With Flower Delivery Service, an Islander Touches Hearts

By Lila Cohen For the Vashon Riptide Note: This article continues The… Continue reading

x
As April Blooms Pop, A Tasting Room Re-Opens

“April feels like an appropriate and safe time to re-open. We are excited to see people again.”

xx
Islanders Out and About as Spring Blooms

Islanders recently flocked to enjoy the nice weather and sample delicious food and local goods.

x
Experts Worry King County Headed for COVID Case Spike

Here’s what you need to know about March 23 to 29.

Public Health To Dictate Actions Taken by VISD in COVID Cases

Changes prompted by response to new cases in students

x
Medical Reserve Corps Docs Kick off a Series of Talks

The talks will explore current events through the eyes of islanders making a difference.

Most Read