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WATCH: Marion County schools can return to in-person learning Jan. 4

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Posted at 2:00 PM, Dec 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-10 17:15:41-05

INDIANAPOLIS — Students in first through 12th grades can return to in-person learning on Jan. 4, 2021, Marion County Public Health Department Director announced Thursday.

In order to return to school, the following requirements must be met:

  • Students and staff must be able to social distance
  • Students in grades 3rd above and all staff members must wear masks
  • Parents, students, and teachers are recommended to avoid non-essential travel and contact outside of their household 10 days before they return to school

The decision to return to in-person learning earlier came after the health department requested more data from the schools, Caine said.

You can view the data presented below:

READ | When Marion County schools plan to return to in-person learning in 2021

Caine also announced group homes will require a negative COVID-19 test at least 72 hours before indoor visitation can be allowed.

The announcement was made during a press conference with Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett.

You can watch it below: