Making the choice: face-to-face or online? Here’s the latest from Detroit schools

July 23, 2020 – Detroit schools are giving parents options on what they want for their children this fall. According to Detroit Public Schools Community District Assistant Superintendent Sharlonda Buckman says that decision does not need to be made right away – there is still time before schools re-open.  

In this highlight from this week’s COVID313 town hall Buckman also talks about testing for students attending summer school and Rajeshri Bhatia details what many charter schools have been doing this summer to prepare for fall.

Please join the COVID313 Virtual Town Hall event for Families and Students every Thursday starting at 12 noon, featuring experts talking about coronavirus, education and school updates, accessing basic needs, and keeping your family healthy. You can watch live through the Detroit Public Television Facebook Page.

You can watch live through the Detroit Public Television Facebook Page.


Mask or no mask? Here’s more about the plan for young children in schools this fall from the leader of the Detroit Health Department.

Detroit’s Chief Public Health Officer Denise Fair has been working with the state and county to help devise the plans for getting children back to school this fall safely.

Hear her take on what needs to happen in this highlight from this week’s COVID313 Virtual Town Hall. She talks about personal protection equipment in schools, when masks should be used by teachers, younger and older students along with plans for contact tracing.


We’re watching and waiting for the vaccine. Here’s an update.

Researchers are closing in on a COVID-19 vaccine. Doctor Oveta Fuller told the COVID313 team about the best prospects worldwide being developed now.

Fuller specializes in virology at the University of Michigan Medical School. Hear what she knows in this highlight from this week’s virtual town hall.