In Ohio, Governor Mike DeWine provided school district employees with early access to vaccines
In Ohio, Governor Mike DeWine promised that if their employees promised to open classrooms by March 1, they would be able to get the vaccine as early as possible for the school district.
In Washington, Governor Jay Insley declared a state of emergency related to the mental health of children and adolescents, and has banned virtual teaching from April.
In Massachusetts, Governor Charlie Baker announced that most elementary schools will begin to provide full-time classroom instruction on April 5th, and most secondary schools will begin teaching before April 28th.
All three are members of an important bipartisan governor group who decided that despite the union and bureaucratic hesitation, it is time to urge students to return to class.
The pressure comes from both ends of the political arena. The governors of Oregon, California, New Mexico, and North Carolina, as well as Republicans in Arizona, Iowa, West Virginia, and New Hampshire, have taken steps to persuade and sometimes even force school districts to open.
As a result, the number of students who can choose to attend school in person or next month has increased significantly.
In interviews, several governors described the factors that prompted their decision to reopen to school districts, including a large amount of evidence that if health measures are taken, the spread of the virus in schools is minimal, and the total number of cases since the peak of infection has decreased. . In January, most importantly, there is an urgent need for students to return to the classroom before the end of the school year.