Detroit schools halting in-person learning through January
November 16, 2020
Detroit's public school system on Thursday moved to suspend all in-person classes for the remainder of 2020 as the COVID-19 outbreak in the state surges.
A notice posted on the community district's website stated that students would return to in-person learning on Jan. 11 at the earliest, while the policy shifting all students to distanced learning models will go into effect Friday.
Officials said that the reason for the decision was the rate of COVID-19 tests being returned with positive results, which has risen to about 5 percent in the city in recent days.