After starting school virtually because of the coronavirus pandemic, some districts are opening doors and allowing students back for the first time.

Public schools that opened for in-person learning this month, or plan to, range from suburban districts in North Carolina’s Wake County to city systems such as Indianapolis; Des Moines, Iowa; and Miami-Dade in Florida. Schools in Houston plan to welcome students inside starting Monday.

New daily cases of Covid-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus, have been trending up nationwide since mid-September, but relatively few have been found in K-12 schools that have been open already. School leaders are finding they can successfully enforce measures such as mask wearing, social distancing and cleaning routines.


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