Somerset County Public Schools extend COVID-19 school closures

WESTOVER, Md. — Somerset County Public School students will have to wait a little while 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 19th.

That’s a week after their previous return date, which was set for January 11th.

School officials say this is due to persisting rates of infection in the county. We’re told virtual classes resumed on Monday,  January 4th, 2021 for all students. 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.

As of January 4th, Somerset County’s 7-day positivity rate stands at 13.75% and case rate per 100,000 is 86.44, which is above the state recommended percentage for safe in-person learning.

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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