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Howard County suspends in-person learning through winter break

Posted at 5:37 PM, Nov 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-01 07:33:03-05

HOWARD COUNTY — Howard County has suspended in-person learning through winter break.

All instruction will continue virtually, due to the increase of COVID-19 infection rates across the county. In-person special education assessments are also suspended.

Additionally, the winter athletic season, previously scheduled to start on December 7, is postponed until January 4, 2021. Virtual athletics sessions will continue and online registration for winter athletics will remain open via HCPSS Connect. Directions can be found online.

Additional information and schedules will be provided to families closer to that time.

There will be no change to meal services, which will continue at all meal site locations on days school is in session.

On November 16, HCPSS originally made the decision to suspend all current in-person opportunities effective Thursday, November 19.

Howard County continues to regularly remain above 5% COVID-19 test positivity rate and a case rate of more than 25 per 100,000.

HCPSS will regularly monitor health metrics and inform staff of a possible resumption of in-person opportunities after winter break when the health environment permits.