Webster CSD looks at ways to reopen 5 days a week before fall

Updated: February 28, 2021 06:24 AM
Created: February 27, 2021 11:10 AM

WEBSTER, N.Y. (WHEC) - The Webster Central School District is looking at ways to reopen to in-person learning five days a week before the fall. 

On Friday, Webster families received a letter from the Webster Superintendent Carmen Gumina discussing what would need to happen to get students back to 100% in-person learning before September. 

Gumina says the first step would be for the New York State Department of Health to amend the six-foot rule. Second, the 7-day rolling average for COVID-19 cases in Monroe County would need to be below 50.

Currently, the 7-day rolling average of new cases in Monroe County is 147.

Lastly, the decision will be dependent on the region's vaccination numbers. 

So far in Webster, 55% of faculty and staff will receive their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine within the next three weeks and another 15% have appointments for their first dose, according to a survey that was conducted by the district. The survey took into account nearly 1100 faculty and staff members. 

The survey found that 27% of faculty and staff want to get their first COVID-19 dose when it becomes available to them.

Gumina says 97% of faculty and staff are projected to have full protection in the next eight weeks. 

For more information on the district's reopening plan, click here

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