Roy Cooper Announcement : NC Schools Reopening Set for August 17, 2020

By | July 14, 2020

Governor Roy Cooper of North Carolia has announce that students can go back to school in August amid surge in coronavirus cases across the United State .

The governor made the announcement on Tuesday July 14, 2020.


The Plan to Reopen Schools in North Carolina.

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The governor’s plan limit how many students can be on campus at a giving time, it requires that students and teachers must wear face mask while on campus and must maintain social distancing .

It also requires daily temperature and health screening checks and face coverings to be worn by all students including elementary students and school employees, a move that is believed to be inline with the CDC guidelines for reopening schools.

The move by the Governor comes five months after he ordered closure of schools in the state to slow the spreed of CVID-19. Students are advised to return back to school on August 17, 2020.

Students closed out last school year learning from home, which drew complaints from many families about the educational quality.

Cooper announced that K-12 public school will be a mix of in person and remote instruction (Plan B), but allow individual school districts to choose Plan C, which is entirely remote learning.

A virtual school in North Carolina received 22,000 applications in just 4 days. Meanwhile the two virtual charter schools in the state are capped at 2,592 students each.


Reactions and have trailed the plan by Governor Roy Cooper to reopen schools in North Carolina. We captured some reactions from people on social media.

Corey A. DeAngelis wrote 
North Carolina‘s Governor just announced the state will partially reopen schools at 50% capacity and social distancing They are also allowing individual school districts to choose fully remote learning. They should allow individual families to choose as well.

KamalaForever wrote 

I’d like to take this opportunity to inform you that the Japanese gov’t closed the schools, encouraged teleworking & encouraged the wearing of masks early on. Because the Japanese aren’t anti-intellectual science deniers, they wear masks & have less infections than North Carolina.

KamalaForever wrote 

There is nothing about this curve that makes it prudent or necessary to reopen North Carolina public schools and colleges and universities despite so-called safety protocols for reopening.


David Kehrli wrote 
Gov. Roy Cooper announces North Carolina schools will be open for both in-person & remote learning aka Plan B. Cooper says school districts will have the option to go with Plan C if they choose. NCHSAA commissioner Que Tucker called Plan B “most concerning” last week bc logistics
Coach Lash Sr. M.Ed., MSSM
CoachLashSr wrote 
Let me get this straight?? We’re going to open schools with the hopes that we secure funding to provide the resources to schools, but we don’t have it yet??
I cant with North Carolina. We didn’t have a budget all last year!
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