Somerset County Public Schools extend COVID-19 school closures through to January 25th

WESTOVER, Md. — Somerset County Public School students will have to wait even longer before resuming in-person classes. On Monday, the school district announced that they will be extending their school closure for in-person learning until at least January 25th.

That’s a week after their previous return date, which was set for Tuesday, January 19th.

School officials say this is due to persisting rates of infection in the county. As of January 25th, Somerset County’s 7-day positivity rate stands at 9.76% and case rate per 100,000 is 66.92. Despite lower numbers than the week of January 4th, infection rates are still above the state’s recommended percentage for safe in-person learning.

Student meals are available for curbside pickup at Deal Island Elementary, Greenwood Elementary, Princess Anne Elementary, Washington High School, Somerset Intermediate, Woodson Elementary and Crisfield High School between 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. each school day.

SCPS continues to track local health metrics for determining a safe return to in-person learning. To view SCPS’ health metrics & assessment criteria tracking page, visit here.

Somerset County Public Schools will provide updates to the community as the situation develops.

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