Governor Cooper Just Announced Schools Will Be Opening Under ‘Plan B’ This Fall


Today the Governor of North Carolina announced how schools will be reopening this coming fall amid a continued surge in COVID-19 cases across our state.

During a press conference, Governor Cooper said that our state will be going with ‘Plan B’ for this year’s school season, meaning public K-12 schools will be open for a mix of in-person and remote learning.

Under Plan B, the following safety measures will be put in place for every public school in our state.

  • Requiring face coverings for all teachers and students K-12
  • Limiting the total number of students, staff and visitors within a school building to the extent necessary to ensure six feet distance can be maintained when students/staff will be stationary
  • Conducting symptom screening, including temperature checks
  • Establishing a process and dedicated space for people who are ill to isolate and have transportation plans for ill students
  • Cleaning and disinfecting high-touch surfaces in the school and transportation vehicles regularly
  • Requiring frequent hand washing throughout the school day and providing hand sanitizer at entrances and in every classroom
  • Discontinuing activities that bring together large groups
  • Limiting nonessential visitors and activities involving external groups
  • Discontinuing use of self-service food or beverage distribution

Governor Cooper also announced today that our state will remain in Phase 2 of the shutdown for another 3 weeks:

You can watch the entire press briefing here: