Schools adjust to return of hiatus as COVID-19 cases increase

Mask requirements are coming back in some school districts that had abandoned them.

Some are planning to dramatically step up virus testing among students and staff.

And a small number of school systems are moving to distance learning.

Educators hope this is only for a short time, however.

The surge in coronavirus infections means the return from winter school holidays will be different than expected for some as administrators again change protocols and make real-time adjustments in response to the evolving pandemic .

Even those who promise to bring students back as planned are signaling the need to remain flexible.

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