Atlanta Public Schools Go Virtual As COVID-19 Cases Surge

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Atlanta Public Schools Go Virtual As COVID-19 Cases Surge

New COVID-19 regulations have been announced for Atlantan students

Only 24 hours after announcing it would resume in-person learning on January 4, Atlanta Public Schools announced on Saturday afternoon that it would begin the new semester virtually due to the surge in COVID-19 cases.

In a press release, APS said “due to the rapid rise in positive cases in the metro Atlanta area, students will begin virtual  classes Tuesday, Jan. 4 through Friday, Jan. 7. Our current plan is to resume in-person  instruction on Monday, Jan. 10.

Employees are still expected to report on Monday, Jan. 3, for a development workday and for mandatory COVID surveillance testing.


APS students who need to pick up their virtual learning devices may do so at their school on Monday and Tuesday. Information will be provided by the school, and all APS athletic and extracurricular activities have been cancelled for the virtual week.

If you’re looking to get a COVID-19 test, check out our recent round-up of places to get tested for coronavirus in Atlanta.

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