While schools must notify families of COVID-19 cases, the state says it would violate privacy laws by releasing that data.


Schools can continue to stay open with a mix of in-person and online instruction, Gov. John Carney announced Tuesday. 

The move to keep schools open comes as the governor announced business and gathering restrictions ahead of a Tuesday press briefing in an effort to tamper the increased spread of COVID-19 in the region. 

“Schools are safe because our educators and our staff are really doing a great job with putting these mitigation efforts in place,” said Dr. Karyl Rattay, director of the Division of Public Health. “They end up being a very controlled environment for our staff and students.” 

Across the country, school districts have rolled back reopening plans, citing a drastic uptick in COVID-19 cases that will likely continue through the holidays. In Delaware, educators, parents and