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District 50 to have eLearning days due to increased absences.

District 50 building

The front of the Greenwood County School District 50 building.

Greenwood County School District 50 will have eLearning days Thursday and Friday next week because of an increased number of absences, according to a press release.

“This will provide a prolonged break for some of our students and staff to return to school healthy on Tuesday, Jan. 19th,” Steve Glenn, superintendent of District 50, said in the release.

Glenn also provided an update on vaccines: “We have been in communication with Self Regional Healthcare and are working to finalize details on how the COVID-19 vaccine will be administered to our employees.”

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Offices and cubicles transform into a clinic as needed, and the crews behind Self Regional Healthcare’s vaccine clinic have turned a former business office into the hub of immunization against COVID-19.

State health officials reported 3,528 new confirmed cases and 97 probable cases of the novel coronavirus on Friday, along with 23 additional confirmed deaths and eight probable deaths.

This week, Greenwood County School District 52 has received reports of seven people testing positive for COVID-19, while five await test results and 30 are quarantined, the district said in a Friday afternoon release.

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