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Schools plan to pause in-person learning after Thanksgiving

Posted at 7:52 AM, Nov 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-20 07:52:06-05

BALTIMORE, md. — While many schools throughout our area are sticking with virtual learning or returning back to it, some still have in-person learning. Now, those schools have decided to take a brief pause in in-person learning because of the upcoming holiday.

This week, 27 Baltimore City Public Schools started in-person learning. This added to the four they had start last week. Now they've decided to go back to virtual for just one week, the week after Thanksgiving. That means all their meal site locations will be put on hold as well. Baltimore City Public Schools will be virtual from November 30th until December 4th, Monday through Friday. In-person learning will return on Monday, December 7th and so will meal sites. School officials said they're doing this out of caution since some people are still traveling for the holidays.

The Archdiocese of Baltimore, the Catholic Schools, in our area are also doing in-person learning. They've decided to revert back to virtual just for the first three days of the week after Thanksgiving. School leaders said that's enough time for students and staff to monitor symptoms and get tested if need be.

Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Harford and Carroll Counties are all doing virtual learning. Some have no set return date to in-person learning and others aren't until after the new year. Howard County Public Schools have taken the biggest step, continuing virtual learning until at least mid-April. At the most recent school board meeting in Howard County, the Superintendent encouraged everyone to remain vigilant and to be safe, especially over the holiday season.