Public and private schools will not resume in-person classes until September 7, 2020.

According to a report from our news partners at KWTX, in-person classes will not resume in McLennan county until at least September 7. The Waco-McLennan County Public Health District has decided that due the rapidly rising cases of COVID-19, it would be in the best interest of the public to continue remote learning.

The order also includes school-sponsored events and activities, so say goodbye to band camp and football practice.

"I believe these control measures are necessary to protect the public health. In conjunction with other measures already in place, the control measures contained in this order will further restrict and prevent the spread of COVID-19 throughout the Waco-McLennan County Public Health District," stated Dr. Farley Verner, the Medical Authority for the Waco McLennan County Public Health District.

While I understand that parents are anxious to get their kids back in school, it's in the best interest of the community for classes to continue remotely. Some parents are already forced to leave their children at school when they're sick and with COVID-19 being so contagious, it's sure to spread like wildfire in schools.

Do you think the Public Health District made the correct choice?

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