Anchorage, Alaska (AP) - Schools in Anchorage will not open for in-person classes in the fall, but will instead begin with online-only learning.
The schools will operate online five days a week as the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases increases.
The Anchorage Daily News reported that the District Superintendent Deena Bishop announced Friday that increasing cases in the city have propelled the district into a “high-risk scenario” for school operations.
The average daily new confirmed coronavirus case count in Anchorage jumped Friday to 30.
Bishop says students in grades 3-12 will be provided laptops and the district will spend money to support Wi-Fi access to families.
The school year is set to begin Aug. 20.