On Tuesday, September 8th, 2020 Broward County Superintendent Robert Runcie held a press conference discussing the next phase of students going back to school in person.
During the press conference Runcie stated "that while the positivity rate was a leading indicator for whether to reopen schools, the ability of the district to perform COVID-19 tests rapidly was another major factor.
"We don't want to open schools, be in a situation where there's, let's say an outbreak in a classroom. If we can't adequately test and rapidly test then we're going to be interrupting the education process for 14 days or so at a time," Runcie said.
The district also said they can't move forward with reopening until the county is into Phase 2. A school board meeting is scheduled for Sept. 22, and a potential reopening date was expected to be discussed."
Currently students in both Broward and Dade are distancing learnng.