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Greenwood County School District 50 extends virtual learning days because of COVID-19

District 50 building

The front of the Greenwood County School District 50 building.

After looking at the number of people testing positive for COVID-19 and weighing its options, Greenwood County School District 50 will extend virtual learning through Jan. 22.

“In an effort to continue providing our students with great instruction while doing it safely, we feel it is in the best interest of our schools to begin virtual learning next week on Tuesday,” Steve Glenn, superintendent of District 50, said in a video to the district. As of Sunday, Greenwood County’s two-week tally of new COVID-19 cases was 707.

“Virtual learning will allow our students and staff to reduce face-to-face contact and return to school healthy on Monday, Jan. 25th,” Glenn said.

The change in plans comes after the district extended eLearning days through Friday because of the high number of new COVID-19 cases.

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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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