Some school reopening plans remain unclear

As schools prepare to open, it remains unclear what will happen if a student or teacher tests positive for COVID-19.

The Missouri Department of Education is still working on strategies to handle the situation, the Kansas City Star reports.

Some schools have pushed their start date to Labor Day, but others will begin on schedule.

Ideas on how to handle infections come in a wide range but will likely not involve closing the entire school. The school may close for a few days in order for specific rooms to be cleaned. Students and staff who come into contact with a sick individual may be asked to quarantine.

The class of a sick student may also be asked to quarantine, as well as any siblings they have.

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