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Collier Schools Unveils Safety measures for In-Person Learning This Fall

The start of the academic year is just a few weeks away for the School District of Collier County. Families in the district were able to choose between two virtual instructional models, homeschooling or to send their children to brick and mortar classrooms.

The district recently released a video with information about safety precautions being taken amid the pandemic for children who will attend classes in person this fall.

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According to the video, with fewer children attending face-to-face instruction there will be less crowding on school buses. All riders will be required to wear masks.

Water fountains will not be in use, but there will be water bottle filling stations available on campuses.

Hand sanitizer and cleaning supplies will be available in every classroom, and posters will be placed throughout schools to remind children to practice social distancing. Stickers will be placed on lunch benches and in walkways to demonstrate how far children should be from one another.

Classrooms will have desks set apart from one another and all children in pre-kindergarten through grade 12 will be given a mobile device or laptop to be used while in school and at home.

Parents with questions can visit the Collier Schools website and are encouraged to reach out to their student's school with specific questions.

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Andrea Perdomo is a reporter for WGCU News. She started her career in public radio as an intern for the Miami-based NPR station, WLRN. Andrea graduated from Florida International University, where she was a contributing writer for the student-run newspaper, The Panther Press, and was also a member of the university's Society of Professional Journalists chapter.