Why more kids aren’t back at school; Despite low COVID case counts, administrators say numerous hurdles remain

Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Ellen Zanetos talks to students while looking at their artwork during distance learning at Hilo High School on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021.

Despite relatively low COVID-19 infection rates on the Big Island, some schools have opted to continue with distance learning this quarter, while others are working to bring students back to campus.