Iowa legislature to pass legislation waiving requirement for schools to reschedule missed days

This legislation was announced shortly after the cancelation of ICCSD schools until April 13.

Caroline Chandler and Alice Meng

Iowa legislators have decided to forgo the requirement for schools to make up missed school days due to the coronavirus, or COVID-19, as announced by Gov. Kim Reynolds in a press conference March 16. This new legislation will cover classes canceled from March 16 through April 10. 

The White House coronavirus task force has urged Americans to avoid gatherings of more than 10 people. Social distancing is one way to prevent the further spread of the novel coronavirus. This means working from home, staying home when sick, and limiting outside exposure.

If guidelines are adhered to, the pandemic could slow down by July or August, according to President Trump in a briefing given March 16.

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