Oklahoma Schools Reopening Plan Recommends Wearing Masks

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma State Department of Education released guidance Wednesday for how public schools could reopen in the fall that includes recommending the use of masks for staff and students to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The department's Return to Learn Oklahoma framework for reopening schools lists several factors for individual districts to consider as they reopen. The State Board of Education moved to shut down schools on March 16 amid the coronavirus outbreak, and schools then began implementing distance-learning plans to finish the school year. “Educators know students will experience greater learning losses this year, given that the ‘summer slide’ has been compounded by the unconventional ending of the spring term,” State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister said in a statement.Read more on NewsOK.com

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