22 Photos That Show What In-Person Learning Looks Like in 2020

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As the coronavirus pandemic ravages its way through 2020, schools across America are gearing up to return to in-person learning this month. But with strict social distancing protocols, and an invisible enemy still at large, returning to the classroom looks dramatically different than ever before.

Earlier this year, For Every Mom shared photos from around the world after students returned to school amid the coronavirus pandemic. Now teachers in the U.S. are taking to social media with a grim look inside the walls of a school in 2020.

In accordance with guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, students and staff are to remain 6 feet apart, wash hands frequently, and wear masks throughout the school day, and teachers are responsible for following strict sanitizing procedures.

Here are 22 photos of what in-person schooling looks like around the United States right now.

1. Desks that feel more like “time out” than an inviting learning environment.

2. Plexiglass barriers for further isolation.

3. And teachers thought it was difficult to get enough supplies before…

4. Shower curtains covering books.

5. Anxiously awaiting distance policing.

6. Teachers are preparing for worst-case scenario.

7. Teachers getting creative with sneeze guards.

8. A new normal for gym class.

9. College classes are a nightmare.

10. School supplies look vastly different.

11. Alternating in-person learning days.

12. Teachers confined to desk area.

13. Social distancing in the hallways.

14. LOTS of Tape.

15. Even entering the building looks different this year.

16. Classrooms with just 6 desks.

17. Expectation vs. reality.

18. Navigating the impossible: 6 feet apart.

19. Eating lunch in isolation.

20. Cardboard high-fives.

21. All the masks.

22. Make-shift classrooms + personal floor space.

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Bri Lamm
Bri Lamm is the Editor of ForEveryMom.com! An outgoing introvert with a heart that beats for adventure, she lives to serve the Lord, experience the world, and eat macaroni and cheese all while capturing life’s greatest moments on one of her favorite cameras. Follow her on Facebook!