5 more DC public schools close due to COVID-19, shift to virtual learning

Five D.C. Public Schools will close for deep cleaning and shift to virtual learning for the week due to COVID-19, according to DCPS officials.

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Students at Beers Elementary School, Boone Elementary School, Miner Elementary School, Stuart-Hobson Middle School and Takoma Elementary School will learn at home this week.

DCPS officials say multiple positive cases of COVID-19 were reported in recent days that impacted school operations, resulting in the temporary shift to virtual instruction through December 22.


In a tweet Monday night, Chancellor Lewis D. Ferebee referenced D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser's Monday press conference where the city's indoor mask mandate was reinstated and a State of Emergency was issued.