Halifax County Public Schools to operate in ‘fully distance format’ until Dec. 11 due to community COVID-19 spread

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(Photo: Courtesy Piqsels/eflon/Flickr/CC BY 2.0 via MGN Online)

HALIFAX COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — With the number of coronavirus cases in Halifax County indicating substantial community spread, school officials decided that students would attend classes in a “fully distance format” until at least Dec. 11.

Halifax County Public Schools originally announced on Nov. 16 that school facilities would be closed for in-person instruction until Monday, Dec. 7, after the county was determined to be in the highest risk phase with regard to coronavirus spread in the community.

However, on Wednesday, Dec. 2, the school district released a statement that schools will operate in a “fully distance format” from Monday to Friday, Dec. 11.

According to Halifax County school officials, they will continue to monitor health conditions on a weekly basis in order to allow groups approved for face-to-face instruction to return to school when health conditions approve.

For the time being, only students who have scheduled appointments because they need evaluations for special education determination will be allowed in school buildings, the school district says.

Halifax County Public Schools says food delivery and pickup, as well as packet delivery, will continue as scheduled.

For more information, check out the Halifax County Public Schools website.

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