Abbott: local health authorities can’t shutter schools to prevent coronavirus spread

Abbott: local health authorities can’t shutter schools to prevent coronavirus spread

Seeking to end confusion over reopening schools amid the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Greg Abbott and other state leaders weighed in Friday, saying local health authorities can’t preemptively close districts due to virus concerns.The statement affirms guidance Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issued this week that local health authorities can’t force schools to shut down to prevent the spread of COVID-19, but that such decisions should be left to school leaders. […]
Source: Statesman