Gov. Kay Ivey (R) has asked the state superintendent to bring her a plan and a federal funding request by July 17.
Richard Corcoran, Florida’s education commissioner, ordered schools to open five days a week, though experts have questioned the order’s legality.
Schools must reopen for in-person instruction by four weeks into the school year, although they can request waivers for four additional weeks of virtual instruction, according to a revised order from the Texas Education Agency on July 17.
Districts must publish plans by Aug. 1 that include the option for in-person instruction. Gov. Gary Herbert (R) announced in May that schools would reopen, and on July 17 revised coronavirus risk levels, allowing schools in Salt Lake City to reopen. Herbert mandated masks for all students, teachers and visitors to school buildings.
Schools will reopen for in-person instruction this fall, Gov. Phil Scott (R) announced in early June.