COLUMBIA, Md. (WJZ) — Students in Howard County will continue learning virtually through winter break due to an increase in COVID-19 cases, officials said Monday.

The Howard County Public Schools system said in-person learning will stay suspended through winter break, including special education assessments. Meal services won’t change.

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In addition, the winter sports season is being postponed to January 4. It had been scheduled to start on December 7.

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CBS Baltimore Staff