Atlanta, Georgia 2021-01-08 14:39:00 –
Fulton County School elaborated on its intention to continue distance learning following the surge in COVID-19 cases after vacation.
The school district reiterated its commitment to provide face-to-face learning to families who requested such a thing, but due to the recent increase in coronavirus-positive cases, the FCS decided to go all-remotely until January 19. Did.
The FCS has issued a statement on these recent developments and their decision on distance learning.
Fulton County School continues to provide face-to-face instruction to families who choose this option. However, due to recent developments, the district will continue its current distance learning status from January 11th to 15th next week.
During the winter vacation, district leaders closely monitored the development of COVID-19 and consulted with state and local public health authorities. We are currently facing a post-holiday surge in positive cases that affect our ability to run our school well. Local hospitals have reported that they are near or full, and new information is being shared regarding the availability of vaccinations to school staff. All of these developments were part of the decision-making process that led to this delay.
To clarify, next week (January 11-15), all students and teachers will continue distance learning with the intention of resuming face-to-face instruction on Tuesday, January 19, following Martin Luther King Jr.’s vacation. I will.
During this period, FCS employees of the Georgia Public Health Service (GDPH) Vaccine Rollout Plan Phase 1A + will have the opportunity to voluntarily receive the COVID-19 vaccine. This includes all FCS medical service workers, school police officers, and employees over the age of 65.
The GDPH vaccine deployment program currently includes Phase 1B education workers. The timeline is not yet known, but we continue to recommend that FCS employees have access to the vaccine as soon as possible.
We recognize that our family has undergone significant changes during this pandemic and is ready to return to normal. Fulton County School shares this desire and continues to work to provide a safe environment for students to learn and teachers and staff to work.
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