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Maryland Catholic schools return to in-person learning

Posted at 5:23 PM, Aug 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-31 17:23:23-04

BALTIMORE — As parents in Harford County look for the items to make virtual learning succeed, the city's Catholic schools are back in-session and in-person.

They had their first day of classes on Monday.

Baltimore Archbishop William Lori spent Monday morning touring several schools.

We asked him if an in-person re-opening concerned him at all, given how universities like Towson had to shut down in-person learning days into the new semester.

"Colleges are quite a different demographic. And what you do on a college campus over against what you do in an elementary school or a high school is a lot different," said Lori.

Lori added if certain schools do see an uptick in coronavirus cases, they will re-evaluate whether or not in-person leaning is doable.

He also said they will do those re-evaluations on a case-by-case basis.,

There are 44 Catholic schools in the state, with nearly 17,000 combined students.