How schools are handling COVID-19 outbreaks and staffing shortages

Posted at 10:00 PM, Nov 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-24 07:24:33-05

(WXYZ) — As Michigan sees its fourth wave of COVID-19 cases, many school districts have been impacted. Some schools have been shifting to virtual learning or closed during the week of Thanksgiving to offset the challenges of illness and staffing shortages.

Ypsilanti Community Schools Superintendent Alena Zachery-Ross, Ph.D, talked about those challenges on Tuesday during 7 UpFront.

Watch the full interview in the video player above.

"We continue to remind our staff to be ready to pivot at any time. We know that this is a novel virus, we're learning more and more each day about it. And so, we always have to be prepared to turn to virtual learning if necessary," Zachery-Ross said.