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DeKalb County Schools District Remains Virtual As COVID-19 Positivity Rates Rise

DeKalb County Schools Superintendent Cheryl Watson-Harris returns to “Closer Look” to discuss the district’s decision to postpone in-person class instruction for now and when it will resume.
DeKalb County Schools Superintendent Cheryl Watson-Harris returns to “Closer Look” to discuss the district’s decision to postpone in-person class instruction for now and when it will resume.
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The leader of DeKalb County Schools District says the district has been consistent in its approach to the pandemic, making decisions in the best interest of its students and staff.

“All Dekalb County School District students are still fully in a virtual setting; that is the decision that is best right now for our larger community,” said DeKalb County Schools District Superintendent Cheryl Watson-Harris on Wednesday’s edition of “Closer Look.”

Superintendent Watson-Harris told show host Rose Scott that the COVID-19 positivity rate in Dekalb County has risen to 14.7%, which is considered to be in the high range threshold for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.

Watson-Harris also shared that, as of right now, teachers are expected to return to in-person teaching on Feb. 3 and students who have opted for in-person class instruction will return two weeks after.

Guest:

DeKalb County Schools Superintendent Cheryl Watson-Harris

To listen to the full conversation, click the audio player above.