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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.”

COVID-19

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Today more people have access to the COVID-19 vaccine across South Carolina, as the state enters phase 1b of its vaccination plan.

April 9 will be an e-learning day in Greenwood County School District 50 so that employees can participate in a second vaccination event at the Self Regional Support Building, 104 Wells Ave.

About 2.7 million South Carolinians will be able to sign up for a COVID-19 vaccine starting Monday, and health officials are trusting that the right people will sign up to get it.

More people will soon have access to COVID-19 vaccines after South Carolina enters phase 1b of its vaccination plan starting next Monday.

Greenwood County School District 52 released new COVID-19 information on Tuesday.

Greenwood City Council voted 5-2 to extend a face-covering requirement for the city during a special called meeting Monday night. Mayor Brandon Smith and Councilman Ronnie Ables voted against the emergency ordinance.

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