by KATE SHUNNEY
The Southern Fulton School District has said students will continue to do their schoolwork remotely as the district area’s COVID cases remain in the “substantial” category.
District school officials recently approved a method to determine when their students would learn in classrooms or at home through remote learning.
Under that method, when there are 20 or more COVID cases in a two-week period, case levels will be considered “substantial” and students will engage in remote learning.
When cases fall below 20 in a two-week period, students can return to in-person instruction at Southern Fulton High School or Southern Fulton Elementary.
The district area cases are nearly four times the number required for students to return to class in person.
The following zip codes are included in the Southern Fulton School District area for the purposes of counting COVID cases: Warfordsburg, Needmore, Big Cove Tannery and Crystal Spring.
As of Monday, November 23, there were 77 confirmed case of the respiratory disease in those areas, in the following breakdown: Warfordsburg (31), Needmore (21), Big Cove Tannery (16) and Crystal Spring (9).
As of Monday, 214 Fulton County residents had tested positive for the disease or were considered probable cases.