VIDEO: Education, health officials discuss newest school reopening guidance

Fri, 07/31/2020 - 11:45am

AUGUSTA — The Maine Department of Education in collaboration with the Maine Department of Health and Human Devices and the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention is hosting press conference at 12:30 p.m. today following the release of updated guidance to Maine schools.

The Maine DOE updated its Framework for Returning to Classroom Instruction today with a three-tiered, color-coded health advisory system that reflects relative risk by county along with updated requirements to safely reopen schools and promote public health.

Education Commissioner Pender Makin will be joined by Health and Human Services Commissioner Jeanne Lambrew and Dr. Nirav Shah, Director of the Maine CDC, for the press conference.

Below is the livestream of the press conference.