Several Capital Region schools move to remote learning amid spike in cases

WNYT Staff
Updated: January 04, 2021 09:45 AM
Created: January 04, 2021 03:52 AM

Several school districts around the Capital Region are moving to remote learning Monday.

It is because the entire area continues to see a big spike in the positivity rate of new cases. The seven-day average this weekend was around 10 percent.

Albany County Executive Dan McCoy has gone on the record and been vocal urging local school districts to move to distance learning when they return Monday.

On Sunday, Albany and Bethlehem announced all of their students would be in remote learning through at least Friday.

“We also know that within our school district, between Dec. 23 and 31, we saw 41 positive cases. Those are 41 new cases from when we released for the holiday recess,” Albany School Superintendent Kaweeda Adams said.

School officials in Guilderland, North Colonie, and Queensbury say all of their students will have in-person learning this week unless there are staffing shortages.   

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