COLUMBIA, Md. (WJZ) — Howard County Public Schools is postponing the next date for in-person programs to resume Monday, February 8, citing “unfavorable” COVID-19 rates in Howard County.
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HCPSS Superintendent Michael J. Martirano had announced plans to resume existing in-person small group programs in February 2021 as soon as the Board of Education approved health metrics signaled that students and staff could safely return to school buildings.READ MORE: Pending Regulatory Approval, Sportsbook At Horseshoe Casino Could Open Friday
The decision for schools to resume in-person programs must be made two weeks in advance, and will depend on health metrics.
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