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School Board to discuss increase in cases

Charlotte County Public Schools opened its doors to in-person instruction for selected grades Monday, Oct 5 because the county had seen a reduction in COVID-19 cases.

That has changed with a large jump in the number of cases over the past two weeks. CCPS Superintendent Robbie Mason says the school board will be discuss the issue.

All CCPS students are currently set to return to in-person instruction in a hybrid manner on Monday, Oct. 19 and the school board is scheduled to meet this week Tuesday, Oct. 13. 

“We will definitely discuss what the dramatic increase in numbers will mean for the return of additional students on Oct. 19.” Mason said.

In a one-week period from Monday, Oct. 5 to Monday, Oct 12 The Virginia Department of Health reported a 42-case increase. Before last week the county was only seeing one to two new cases per week.

As for the first week of school Mason said the opening “was great” and both teachers and students seemed to adjust quickly to the new health procedure. “It was wonderful to see students back in the schools. Students were learning the new procedures and seemed happy to be back in school,” he said.