Greene County Schools extend virtual learning
By WVUA 23 News Reporter Aajene Robinson
Greene County Schools is extending virtual learning for all students and faculty through Sept. 21.
While the school system is aware that face-to-face instruction is beneficial, they will continue virtual learning out of an abundance of caution following an increase in COVID-19 cases.
Superintendent Corey Jones said they’ve had a high positivity rate in their schools, which is why they’re extending the virtual learning period.
“We urge our community if you are not vaccinated to strongly consider to get vaccinated so that we can have face-to-face instruction for the remainder of the school year,” Jones said.
Greene County Schools has already lost one teacher to COVID-19; a second teacher is at UAB Hospital on a ventilator and a third is recovering after being on a ventilator.