FOX 5 EXCLUSIVE: Fairfax County schools adopting virtual plan for quarantined students

The Fairfax County Public School district is launching a virtual plan for students who are quarantined under COVID-19 protocols.

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The district told FOX 5 they were considering the option earlier this month.
Parents whose kids had been quarantined in the second week of school said the option was necessary.

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At that point, only 181 students and staff were out of school due to COVID-19 exposure.

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School districts throughout the D.C. region are trying to navigate reopening schools as COVID-19 cases surge locally and abroad, primarily among the unvaccinated.

Read the details regarding the program on the district’s website.