Worcester Co. no longer returning in-person on Monday after health dept. advises otherwise
WORCESTER COUNTY, Md. – The Worcester County Public Schools Superintendent announced on Saturday that they will not be returning for in-person instruction on Monday as previously planned.
In a statement, Superintendent Lou Taylor says the Worcester County Health Department asked them to return to school on January 4 in the form of distance learning. “First, I apologize immensely for the contents of this message as it is a change to the messaging that we sent out on Tuesday, December 29. I hope that you understand that it is unavoidable,” says Taylor.
This change in plans means all Worcester County Public Schools will remain in distance learning for the week of January 4 to January 8. “We will continue to assess all health and safety information throughout the next week and, as I indicated in my prior message, I will communicate with you and our families on or before Friday, January 8,” says Taylor.
“We understand that this decision creates challenges for many of our families. Please know that decisions like this are not taken lightly. But there is something you can do. In order for us to successfully reopen for in-person instruction, we implore all of our students, staff, and their families to be safe in the community. Wear your masks, maintain a safe physical distance at all times, be sure to stay home when sick, and see a medical provider if you experience any symptoms of COVID-19,” says Taylor.