Many Richland Two teachers, who did not want their name released, said they feel extremely nervous and uncomfortable returning to face-to-face instruction amidst the spike in COVID-19 cases in Richland County. They said it’s led to many teachers calling out sick today.
Despite health officials calling last week the worst in terms of new cases since the pandemic began, Governor Henry McMaster called on all districts to move or stay in five days a week face to face instruction during a news conference Wednesday.
Right now, the district is offering four days of in-person instruction each week, with one day of eLearning. There are growing concerns, though, about continuing with this model during the holiday season.
On Friday, the University of South Carolina Board of Trustees held a meeting with their Finance and Infrastructure committee getting some big updates on where the university stands in the last months of 2020 and how they plan to move forward.