Fairbanks schools to stay in Red Zone per district medical advisory committee

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(Courtesy FNSBSD)(Fairbanks North Star Borough School District)
Published: Oct. 1, 2020 at 5:17 PM AKDT
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - In an email sent to parents and school district staff on Thursday afternoon, it was announced that Fairbanks schools will continue to stay in the Red Zone, meaning that elementary level schools will not reopen next week.

According to the email, sent by Fairbanks North Star Borough School District Superintendent Karan Gaborik, the Medical Advisory Committee met today and made the operational decision. Their reasoning for staying in the Red Zone revolved around the ever rising case count and the high daily case averages.

The Medical Advisory Committee meets every Thursday at 4:00 p.m. to discuss the district operational zone, the next meeting is scheduled for October 8th.

Gaborik also restated that when the case counts reduce to a point that the district can move into the Yellow Operational Zone, it will be possible for elementary schools to reopen for in-person and blended students.

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