Multiple School Districts Return To Virtual Learning After Rise In COVID Cases

Monday, November 16th 2020, 6:55 am
By: Caleb Califano

Nearly a dozen Oklahoma City metro school districts are going back to virtual learning Monday, because of a spike in COVID-19 cases.

Oklahoma City Public Schools is the largest district reverting back to distance learning and it will continue through the end of the semester.

First through 12 graders in OKC have only been back in class in person since last Tuesday.

Counties in the red on the State Board of Education's highest alert level for COVID-19 infections are seeing many districts go back to virtual learning.

Oklahoma and Canadian County are included.

"From the very beginning we talked about if we reached the red, then we would return to a virtual setting. That is where we landed," says Dr. Sean McDaniel, Superintendent at OKCPS.

Other school districts that begin distance learning Monday include Edmond Public Schools. They'll be virtual until November 30th.

Putnam City Public Schools will be virtual through Friday.

Yukon Public Schools will be virtual Monday and Tuesday, then their continuous virtual learning plan starts Wednesday.

Mustang Public Schools will be virtual till December 4th.