Florida is struggling with divided thoughts on whether to reopen in-person schooling or not.
After a long legal battle, 9 out of 12 Florida counties decided to reopen public schools from this week.
Florida Education Association attorney, Mark Richard, notes that twelve schools will reopen this week for in-person instruction.
According to him, Baker, Bradford, Dixie, Franklin, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Suwannee, Martin, Calhoun, Hardee, Union, and Wakulla are the school districts to be the first going back to the classrooms, offering a protected environment for the kids and the teachers.
CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield is saying that states and counties with coronavirus positivity rates higher than 5% should remain closed.
All the Florida counites to reopen the schools this week reported a positivity rate above 5% during the weekend, so this decision is not safe for the children.
All of the 9 out of 12 counties that are reopening public schools have a high positivity rate, including Baker County with a 36.9% positivity on Friday and Bradford with 42% on Thursday.Although the numbers can always drop, experts say it is still too soon to reopen public schools and jeopardize even more lives.