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Harrisburg School District will move to virtual learning for second week in a row, citing COVID cases

Harrisburg High School-John Harris Campus

Harrisburg students will be back at the computer for another week of school.

Following a week of remote learning, due to a surge in COVID cases, the Harrisburg School District announced on Friday that it would remain virtual for another week.

“We know this is not ideal, but we truly must prioritize student and staff safety,” Superintendent Eric Turman said in a statement. “Infection rates in Dauphin County are extremely high, and we simply cannot safely deliver in-person instruction at this time.”

Turman said that the high number of staff and students who are either sick or quarantined is cause for continuing the online model.

Remote instruction will take place from Jan. 18 through 21. Schools are closed on Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The district will decide next week if schools will return for in-person learning the following week, Turman said.

Free grab & go meals will be provided for students on Tuesday. Pickup is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at John Harris Campus (Kimber Gym Entrance), Rowland Academy, Foose School, Ben Franklin School, Downey School and Camp Curtin Academy.

For more information, visit the Harrisburg School District’s website.

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