As schools prepare for a rapid increase in Omigron cases in the midst of Delta’s relentless onslaught and the start of the flu season, some are closing their doors again and returning to online learning before the holiday break.
Prince George County in Maryland on Friday became the first major school district to announce all students Switching to distance learning As cases increase. The transition to online learning will begin Monday, four days before the start of the winter break, and will continue for two weeks after school resumes on January 3rd.
“Academics, administrators and support staff can provide live instruction and other activities in situations that prioritize their own health and the well-being of the school community,” said Monica Goldson, CEO of District Public Schools. In a letter to the community. “Increased positive rates have significantly challenged the ability to do so, leading to anxiety and school day disruption among many school communities.”
In New York City, the Department of Education is closed 859 Classrooms, Four times the number it was a month ago, and 2,500 were partially shut down due to newly reported Govt-19 infections. Rose sharply in the city. According to the Department of Urban Health and Mental Health, there have been an average of 2,899 confirmed cases each day in the past week, up from an average of 1,800 cases daily in the last 28 days.
In the upstate of New York, Officials declared Oswego a city school district Due to the rising Govt cases, 60 cases from last Sunday and the shortage of staff shifts to distance learning from Friday to December 23rd.
Monday in Missouri, The South Nodeway School Board voted The rest of the fall semester should be canceled and resumed Jan. 3 after the winter break, as there has been a shortage across the district due to Govt injuries. And this Said St. Roche Catholic School in St. Louis It will go to virtual classes this week and return after the winter break because so many students and teachers are sick.
Some schools are doing their best to blunt the latest wave.
In New Orleans, The public school system has been made mandatory this week Vaccine for students 5 years of age and older. This requirement, which takes effect Feb. 1, means New Orleans will become the first city in the United States to require a school govt vaccination order for young children. The mayor also expanded on the city’s requirement that residents provide evidence of a vaccine or negative Govt test for children between the ages of 5 and 11 to enter indoor public spaces, with the order coming into effect Jan. 3.
Comes as closures President Joe Biden’s administration released A new strategy to keep children in the classroom, using the increased Govt experiment.
The strategy, announced Friday, includes a “stay-testing” approach, where instead of mandatory isolation for vaccinated students identified as close associates of Govt-positive peers, those students can stay in school if they have tested negative for the virus at least twice. The week after a revelation.
The administration is trying to prevent major disruptions in schools as the Omigran variant is expected to be in the barrel during the upcoming holidays. Schools are particularly vulnerable 18 percent of children between the ages of 5 and 11 have at least one shot, As well as 61 percent of those aged 12 to 17, according to American Academy of Pediatrics.
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