Hall County will shift students to remote classes for first week

In a video message Sunday night, the Hall County Schools superintendent announced that classes starting Tuesday will be remote for all students due to surging COVID-19 cases.
In a video message Sunday night, the Hall County Schools superintendent announced that classes starting Tuesday will be remote for all students due to surging COVID-19 cases.

School chief cites surge in COVID cases in the county and burden on hospitals

In a YouTube message Sunday night, the Hall County superintendent announced that second semester classes scheduled to resume Tuesday will be remote for all students for the first week.

Hall County Schools Superintendent Will Schofield cited an “alarming increase” in cases and in the rate of community spread in Hall County over the holiday season. He said hospitals were under pressure from the virus.

“For this first week of school, everyone will learn from home. We are in no position to add to the hospital numbers, which are already overwhelming. We are concerned we are going to have some staffing issues internally, and we need to get some accurate numbers before we go back to in-person learning. "

Superintendents in DeKalb, Henry and Marietta, aware of teacher and parent concerns over soaring COVID-19 rates, released messages this weekend about the new semester. Most districts are bringing teachers back to buildings this week with students returning later in the month.

Here is what Schofield told Hall County families in his video message tonight:

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