Maryland, and specifically Harford County, is seeing a rise in Coronavirus cases. With that in mind, students in Harford County Public Schools will return to virtual learning this week.
"We will return to virtual learning effective this Friday, Nov. 13," Superintendent Sean Bulson announced Monday.
Instruction will be 100 percent virtual, with schools closed to students. In addition, officials said Learning Support Centers would be closed.
Bulson said the move came because Harford County had reached a daily new case rate of at least 15 per 100,000 and its positivity rate was above 5 percent, two metrics established by the Maryland Department of Education.
In addition, meal kids will be provided from noon to 1pm on Friday. Sports and conditioning schedules are on hold and tech support for families will continue.
"There are many details to work through, but as the county COVID-19 metrics have met our threshold, we must take action to ensure the health of our students and staff," Bulson said Monday.