Lexington 2 school to go virtual after more than 10% of students, staff exposed to COVID-19

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WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - Lexington School District Two announced one of its elementary schools will move to fully-virtual learning due to the number of people exposed to COVID-19 at the school.

Wood Elementary will go virtual beginning Wednesday, Dec. 9.

The number of students and staff at the school who have either tested positive for COVID-19 or are in quarantine due to close contact is more than 10 percent of the school’s total student population, officials said.

Under Lexington Two protocol, a school must temporarily switch to remote learning when that happens.

The district’s winter break begins after a half-day on Dec. 18, eight days into the remote learning period.

That means students will not return to in-person learning until Monday, Jan. 4.

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