DC Schools to Reopen With 2 Days in Class, 3 From Distance, Sources Say

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D.C. Public Schools will reopen in the fall with a mix of in-person and distance learning as the coronavirus pandemic continues, sources tell News4. 

Students will be expected to be in class two days a week and learn from a distance three days a week, sources said.

The school district did not immediately announce the schedule. Mayor Muriel Bowser said at a news conference Wednesday that plans will be announced Thursday. She declined to speak about specifics in advance.

Bowser did say parents will be asked to make "registration decisions" soon.

Teachers with health conditions will need to request medical leave.

D.C. schools have been closed since March 16, when the coronavirus began to grip the region. A Georgetown pastor was the first person in D.C. known to have the virus, officials said on March 7. He developed symptoms after attending a church convention in Louisville and later recovered.

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