By: Jess Hardin, Mahoning Matters

Ohio students will not go back to school this academic year and will continue to learn remotely, Gov. Mike DeWine announced during today’s coronavirus briefing.

The decision was made to continue to mitigate the risk of the coronavirus pandemic.

“We have flattened the curve, but it remains dangerous. The situation is fluid. We now have eight or nine days of fairly straight line in terms of hospitalizations,” said DeWine.

A decision has not yet been made about the fall. A “blended” system that combines distance and in-person learning is a possibility, DeWine said.

But, each district will be different. School districts will be given flexibility in making these decisions.

“We are simply not in a position yet to make that decision,” said DeWine. “I am happy to say though that schools are already preparing. They’re thinking about how they would handle the situation if they were back in school, how they would try to do what they could in terms of social distancing.”

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