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ACPS Going Back to Virtual Learning Monday

November 7th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

The Allegany County Public School System has worked diligently with the collaboration of the Allegany County Health Department to maintain in-person education in ACPS. However, with the shortage of staff available to provide in-person instruction, and the rising COVID-19 metrics in Allegany County, ACPS finds it necessary to return all students to a 100% virtual model at this time.

Students should log into their Schoology accounts and follow their virtual schedule for Monday, November 9, 2020. All Allegany County Public School buildings will be CLOSED to students and the public during this time. Employees will receive additional direction from the Human Resources department by email. ACPS will continue to review employee data, as well as county metrics, and will make a decision on Thursday, November 12, 2020, as to whether in-person education can resume on Monday, November 16th.

As of today, November 7th, ACPS reports an additional four individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 within an Allegany County Public School. During the week of November 2nd, ACPS had 101 staff members who were unable to report to work due to a COVID-19 related issue. As of today, ACPS has 110 staff members in this situation. These staff members include individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 and individuals who are quarantined due to close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19. Many of these individuals are quarantining for a period of 14 days.