By Peter Samore | KTAR
Maricopa County public health leaders said Wednesday classrooms will not be ready to reopen for in-person learning on Aug. 17. Marcy Flanagan, the county’s public health executive director, said during a press briefing she’s not sure when it will be safe for schools to resume traditional classroom instruction.
“What’s important to us is to look at metrics that we identify and benchmarks in our community, and whether we’re meeting those benchmarks,” she said.
Gov. Doug Ducey on June 29 signed an executive order delaying the beginning of in-school instruction until at least Aug. 17 — a date he has referred to as aspirational.