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.
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: