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READ THE MEMO: Massachusetts Guidelines for Fall School Reopening

The 28-page memo was sent to school administrators on Thursday

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Massachusetts released new state guidelines Thursday outlining what school might look like for teachers and students in the fall.

A memo from Education Commissioner Jeffrey Riley instructed educators to prepare for three possible scenarios: A full-scale return to school, a mix of in-person and remote learning or exclusive remote learning. Districts are being instructed to submit three fall reopening plans by August -- one for each scenario.

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker announced a plan for schools to reopen and details the guidelines in a COVID-19 update.

Students in the second grade and up -- as well as adults -- will be advised to wear masks or face coverings and maintain physical distance. Desks should be a minimum of three feet apart but ideally six feet apart. Students will also likely have to eat breakfast and lunch in their classrooms.

You can read the full 28-page memo below:

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