Madison County Schools will extend their virtual learning plans until after Thanksgiving Break.
The announcement came Thursday afternoon in a Facebook post just four days after the schools went to online learning only because of the county's red zone status.
The post stated after a week of monitoring their numbers, the school system determined to extend the virtual learning through the holiday.
The full post reads:
"This week, the district has continued to monitor COVID activity among our staff, students, and within our community. Increases in the number of positive cases among our staff and the number of quarantined staff as well as a continued increase in cases in our community have led to the decision to continue on the RED contingency plan (all virtual) until Thanksgiving break. Plans for returning from Thanksgiving break will be announced before the break. Again, thank you for your support and cooperation as we work to maintain the balance between instruction and safety for our students and staff."