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Wythe County announces return to 100% in-person school

Fully in-person learning begins Jan. 25

WYTHE COUNTY, Va. – Soon, students, teachers and school staff in Wythe County will be back in the classroom.

The Wythe County School Board voted on Jan. 14 to return to in-person learning, five days a week, with a 2 p.m. daily dismissal beginning Monday, Jan. 25.

In the Facebook post announcing the vote, the district noted that students who choose to stay fully virtual will still have that option.

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To keep everyone in the school buildings safe from the coronavirus, all safety mitigation strategies for in-person learning will remain in effect.

The school district will follow the Governor’s Executive Order 72 which maintains that:

  • Individuals must wear masks while indoors at public and private school settings unless they qualify for a health or safety exemption
  • Masks must be worn outdoors when 6-foot distancing cannot be maintained

Wythe County also announced it would continue to follow any new guidance or executive orders issued and update its plans accordingly.

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Jeff Williamson arrived at WSLS 10 in March 2016.