Pentagon Preparing to Open Schools on Military Bases Worldwide This Fall

The Pentagon says it’s preparing to open schools on U.S. military bases worldwide this fall for students in grades K-12 as long as the risk of transmission of the novel coronavirus in the surrounding area remains “limited” or “moderate,” according to newly released guidance.

“To the maximum extent possible… schools will operate brick and mortar schools on a regular full-time schedule,” the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA), which oversees grade schools on U.S. military bases, said in a recent statement. “There will not be alternating days, half-days or staggered schedules.”

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