COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN)--The recent trend of coronavirus cases in Columbus prompted the city's Health Commissioner to say that students in school can return to in-person learning.
Dr. Mysheika Roberts says the city of Columbus reported 75 new cases on Tuesday, marking the 11th straight day where new cases were less than 100 per day.
Columbus City Schools announced that all-virtual learning will begin for the 2020-2021 school year on September 8th. The district released a statement regarding the new data, saying, "It is certainly good news for our community that we are seeing a steady decline in the number of COVID-19 cases. Columbus City Schools will continue to do its part to help maintain that trend, which includes returning to in-person learning in the safest way possible."
Columbus City Schools also suspended all interscholastic athletics and extracurricular activities due to the pandemic.
Franklin County Public Health has recommended that all school districts in the county begin the school year with all-virtual learning.