The DeWitt/Piatt Bi-County Health Department Administrator believes students will be able to return to school in the fall.
Dave Remmert, DeWitt/Piatt Bi-County Health Department Administrator, indicates according to data school-age children are the least at risk for the coronavirus with the majority of cases being mild, and they end up recovering.
There is speculation surrounding students transmitting the disease to their families. Remmert says a lot of cases in children are asymptomatic and reports indicate asymptomatic carriers are less likely to transmit the disease.
If school resumes in the fall Remmert believes masks should be implemented. He says masks are common sense in the way they help prevent the spread.
Remmert says with maks and social distancing guidelines in place students can safely return to school in the fall.