PULASKI COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — As a rapid rise in positive coronavirus cases leads to a shortage of staff members at Pulaski County schools, officials decided to switch to “asynchronous remote learning” for the rest of the week.

Pulaski County Public Schools says students will receive assignments to complete and teachers will be available to help remotely from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 13 and Friday, Jan. 14.

As of Wednesday, Jan. 12, Pulaski County school officials say there have been 46 COVID-19 cases within the division just this week. The breakdown of those 46 cases is listed below:

  • Pulaski County Middle School: 20 cases
  • Pulaski County High School: 11 cases
  • Critzer Elementary School: Nine cases
  • Dublin Elementary School: Four cases
  • Pulaski Elementary School: Two cases

According to the district, the next in-person learning day is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 18.