Tarrant County Health Director Says Schools Should Prepare to Return to Virtual Learning
The director of the Tarrant County Public Health Department says school districts in the county should prepare to return to virtual learning rather than “waiting for an outbreak.”
Public health director Vinny Taneja made the statement Tuesday morning during a meeting of the Tarrant County Commissioners Court where he said all of the county’s COVID-19 key indicators are trending up, including hospitalizations. On Tuesday, the county added 477 new cases of the virus and another death — the 694 COVID-19 related death since March.
As of Tuesday, Taneja said there are 1,148 COVID-19 cases among Tarrant County schools. This is a 33% increase from the week before, he said.
“It takes a lot of effort to switch from in-person to virtual. Lesson plans have to be ready. Teachers…