County schools stay closed until Feb. 1

County schools will remain closed to in-person instruction until Feb. 1 due to rising COVID-19 infection rates. (Graphic courtesy Columbus County Schools)
County schools will remain closed to in-person instruction until Feb. 1 due to rising COVID-19 infection rates. (Graphic courtesy Columbus County Schools)

County schools will not resume in-person classes as planned, but will remain in online learning until Feb. 1.
The school system announced today (Wednesday) that due to the increasing rates of COVID-19 infections in the area, the decision was made to delay opening until Feb. 1.
Both city and county school systems here put off a return to classroom activities to avoid possible spread of the COVID-19 after Christmas. Currently, two students at East Columbus are quarantined because of possible exposure at school. Countywide, 29 students and staff are in quarantine.

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