The 19 school districts of Waukesha County are offering two options for students: To resume in-person learning, or stay virtual.
“Going out and socializing without proper physical distancing, we’ve got to put a stop to. And if we can’t have physical distancing, we have to wear masks,” said Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow.
“We have access to data to guide our decision. We have put our best ideas forward to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in our schools and in our community,” said Menomonee Falls School Board President Faith Vanderhorst.
Waukesha schools are preparing to open even as the number of positive coronavirus cases has skyrocketed among school age people.
“Through June 30th, we had 81 cases that were 10-19. In the month of July, we had 356,” said Health Officer Ben Jones.