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State: 6 COVID-19 cases were reported at summer school programs

Hawaii schools will need to implement specific safety rules for the upcoming school year.
Hawaii schools will need to implement specific safety rules for the upcoming school year.(Hawaii News Now/file)
Updated: Jul. 29, 2020 at 5:37 PM HST
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HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - The state Department of Education says that six COVID-19 cases were reported during this year’s summer school programs.

Five of the cases were on Oahu and one was on Kauai.

Those who tested positive included students, employees or service providers. The circumstances of the cases, however, were not released.

The state said 8,400 students participated in summer school this year.

The new report on COVID-19 cases at schools comes as the state considers a delay to reopening public school campuses in the fall.

This story will be updated.

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