Another county school system, Ware County Schools, also delayed its reopening after beginning the winter break early due to a rise in cases, according to news station CBS 47. Its school system serves more than 6,300 students at 10 schools, including six elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school.
The school district released the following statement about the delayed opening:
“Over the course of the break, school system officials have remained in contact with local health officials and monitored COVID case counts. Out of an abundance of caution, Ware County Schools will delay reopening for students until Monday, January 11, 2021. System employees only will report to work onsite the week of January 4 – 8.
“All athletic events and practices, extra-curricular activities, or school-sponsored student activities scheduled for January 4-10, 2021 have been cancelled.”
For Long County, the school system leaders will decide whether to transition to 100% virtual learning by Thursday, according to a Long County School System statement.