COVID quarantines force CCCA to go all virtual

By DEUCE NIVEN

tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com

     Columbus Career and College Academy, housed on the campus of Southeastern Community College, is going all virtual because of a high number of staff members under quarantine after COVID-19 exposures.

     Parents were notified Friday that in-person classes at CCCA will be paused through at least Feb. 10, school district spokesman Kelly Jones said.

     “CCCA has a high number of staff quarantined and we are unable to reopen the school and monitor all students,” a school district social media post said.

     COVID’s impacts on the school system have not lessened since the first of the year, Jones said. All classes at all schools have been virtual since the holiday break, with the district to resume its hybrid schedule on Monday of next week, the district announced previously.

     Unless circumstances change, students at the other schools in the district will resume class schedules that were in place in December 2020, Jones said, most students in the classroom part-time, involved in on-line learning other days.

     Students who were approved for full-time virtual learning will remain in that environment.

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