Howard County schools in-person education suspension extended amid rising COVID-19 cases
COLUMBIA, Md. - Amid a surge in coronavirus cases in the county and across the state of Maryland, Howard County is extending its suspension of in-person education.
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In addition, the winter scholastic sports season, which had been scheduled to begin on Dec. 7, is being postponed until Jan. 4.
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The district had initially suspended in-person education on Nov. 16.
Meal services will continue being offered on school days.
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Howard County is currently below Maryland’s statewide positivity average – but is still above 5%, putting it in the “red zone” by most public health officials’ measurements.
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