Indiana Launching New Guidelines for Schools During Pandemic
A new county-by-county rating of COVID-19 risk that Indiana health officials say is aimed at helping school districts decide whether to keep students in classrooms is being met with reticence from some school leaders.
The color-coded system assigns scores to counties based on the number of new COVID-19 infections and local positivity rates. The new system comes a month after schools across the state began resuming in-person classes.
School districts, teachers and families across Indiana have pleaded for the state to issue specific guidance based on COVID-19 infection rate thresholds since early in the summer.