Dinwiddie Schools temporarily moves to virtual learning

Dinwiddie Schools temporarily moves to virtual learning
Dinwiddie County Public Schools will temporarily switch to all virtual learning due to a spike in COVID-19 cases. (Source: Live 5/File)

DINWIDDIE Co., Va. (WWBT) - Dinwiddie County Public Schools will temporarily switch to all virtual learning due to a spike in COVID-19 cases.

School officials said there has been an increase in community spread, and they are now seeing “an overwhelming number” of students and staff members out with COVID-19 and exposures.

“While our schools remain safe, these absences, normal seasonal illnesses, additional leave requests, and limited substitute pools are causing critical employee shortages,” the district posted on Facebook.

On Tuesday, the school board voted to temporarily move to all-virtual learning from Jan. 14-29.

Students who attend Rowanty will continue to follow the Rowanty schedule.

“During this time, it is very important for you to continue to report to us if your child has Covid or is a close contact exposure that requires a quarantine period. Please report this by calling your child’s school. A school nurse will follow up with you to help determine isolation and quarantine dates and assist with contact tracing. This information is helpful as we transition by to in-person learning safely,” the division said.

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