UPDATED 11:12 AM PT – Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Schools in Wuhan, China have reopened after the loosening of local regulations. Authorities in the city, which was the original epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic, announced all schools will resume session Tuesday.
Some local universities already began holding classes Monday. More than 2,800 schools are set to open their doors across the city and around 1.4 million students will be returning to class.
The city has implemented an emergency plan to return to online learning in the event of another spike in local virus cases. Students have also been advised to wear masks to and from school and avoid public transportation.
“Usually students don’t need to wear masks on campuses. They should carry disposable medical face masks or those of the same standard. They should wash hands before touching eyes, noses and mouths, and after touching suspicious contaminant. They should wash hands in a right way with flowing water and hand sanitizer or soap. Alcohol-based hand rub is also available”
— Li Junlin, Director – Wuhan Center for Disease Control and Prevention
The city has not reported any new local cases of COVID-19 since May 18.