Southwest Georgia schools are heading back for the new year. Here’s how COVID is affecting the return for some.
ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - As schools and colleges head back for the new year, a number of them are altering plans amid a surge of COVID-19 cases.
Here are the schools that are altering their plans because of COVID-19. The school systems and colleges included are ones that are requiring face masks, altering start dates or making any substantial changes because of COVID-19, such as changes to quarantine time or virtual learning. This does not include the school systems and colleges that are strongly encouraging masks.
Baker County Schools
The school system will require students and staff to wear masks starting Tuesday, Jan. 18 through Monday, Jan. 31.
Ben Hill County Schools
The school system recently announced new COVID-19 protocols.
Dooly County Schools
The Dooly County School System has put a “mask required” policy in place. It went into effect on Jan. 3
Seminole County Schools
Seminole County Middle High School, grades 6-12, will transition to a distance learning model from Monday, Jan. 24 through Friday, Jan. 28. Face-to-face instruction will resume on Monday, Jan. 31.
Thomasville City Schools
This is a developing list of schools and colleges. As more southwest Georgia school systems and colleges announce plans, we’ll update this story.
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