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Districts in 7 Iowa counties may conduct remote learning

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds
Posted at 11:02 AM, Aug 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-06 15:50:52-04

DES MOINES, Iowa. (KMTV) — DES MOINES, Iowa (KMTV) - Districts in seven of Iowa's counties could possibly conduct remote learning. Earlier this week, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds told the press, schools could ask the state for permission to move to remote learning if the county they are in had at least a 15 percent positivity rate, among other things.

The seven counties meeting that threshold are Emmet, Franklin, Lyon, Shelby, Clarke, Humbolt and Webster.

The governor says Webster has a rate of 22 percent, but a big part of that has to do with an outbreak at jail, saying the county should make every effort to get kids back to school.

She would not answer reporters questions on if any of the schools should consider operating remotely.

Watch below or click here to watch Reynolds' remarks on our Facebook page.

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