As some school systems return to blended schedules or even all-virtual instruction in the face of rising coronavirus numbers, Gov. Kay Ivey Tuesday called on Alabama schools to return to in-person learning as soon as possible. Ivey says virtual and remote instruction are intended to be "stop-gap measures to prevent our students from regressing academically during the pandemic. These practices cannot — and should not — become a permanent part of instructional delivery system in 2021." Ivey warns that continuing remote learning indefinitely will result in a critical learning loss, and have a negative impact on the readiness of the state's workforce in the coming years. Ivey's stand is supported by experts like Dr. Anthony Fauci, who has called for schools to be open, saying the spread of COVID-19 among children, and from children, is insignificant.