Update: Milford High to reopen Friday, district weighing options for statewide recommended closure for schools

MILFORD — Milford High School will resume in-person instruction Friday after a brief closure Thursday due to a positive COVID-19 case. Meanwhile, the district will also assess its plans for mid-December after the governor recommended closing buildings through the holiday season.

“This weekend, the district will evaluate the best course of action operationally for Milford High School for next week and the period of time from Dec. 14 through Jan. 11, which the state has recommended for schools to operate in a full remote learning model,” a post from the district reads.

The high school was originally scheduled to return to in-person instruction on Nov. 16, but those plans were postponed after several positive COVID-19 cases were reported to the district. All high school students officially returned Nov. 30, but then the district paused hybrid instruction after a rise in cases in Kent County pushed the county to fall into the “red” category for school reopening.

On Wednesday, the district announced it would resume in-person instruction after the state advised schools in the county to remain open (though several others opted to pause their hybrid plans, too). 

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Delaware Division of Health Coronavirus Page
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Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center
AP News Coronavirus Coverage
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Delaware Phase 2 guidance

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