Fishers Health Department recommends in-person school for elementary

Posted at 4:48 PM, Sep 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-01 16:48:36-04

FISHERS – The Fishers Health Department has recommended schools to reinstate or continue full in-person for elementary grades, after an improvement in COVID-19 cases and positivity percentage.

The city’s risk rating was decreased from orange to yellow this week.

With a yellow rating, the city health department is recommending people who aren’t high-risk to limit gatherings of more than 30 people. High-risk people should avoid gatherings of more than eight people.

The Fishers Health Department recommends that elementary schools should do full-person learning, and middle and high school students should learn in-person, as long as the students don’t group up too much.

The health department is still recommending masks, social distancing and hand washing.

At Hamilton Southeastern School, kindergarteners-fourth graders will be going back to school at 50% capacity, while grades 5-12 will remain 100% virtual, as of Tuesday. There will be a special school board meeting Thursday at 6 p.m., where changes may be enacted.