Bedford County Schools schedules virtual learning day Wednesday due to staff receiving second dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Lynchburg & Central Virginia News

BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — On Tuesday, staff members at Bedford County Public Schools will receive their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Originally, some schools were planning on remaining open Wednesday, March 3 while others would be closed to allow staff to recover from the vaccine.

However, after the district worked through the vaccination lists, they discovered that there will not be enough bus drivers available to pick up all students that day.

With that in mind, Bedford County Public Schools has announced that all schools will be closed for in-person learning on Wednesday, but it will act as a virtual day.

According to the school district, the second group of staff members will be receiving their vaccine on March 9. Since March 10 was previously planned as “Instructional Collaboration Day,” school officials say schools will already be closed and that will act as a recovery day.

“Therefore, we do not anticipate having to close school for any more vaccinations once we get our main schools done,” Bedford County Public Schools posted on Facebook on Friday, Feb. 26.

The district has also announced the cancellation of the Instruction Collaboration Day on April 28. This day will act as a regular school day to make up some in-person learning time that was disrupted by vaccination efforts.

View the official announcement, posted on Facebook, by clicking here.

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