Florence School District 1 students to remain fully virtual for additional week

CDC recommends masks in public settings

FLORENCE, S.C. (WMBF) – Citing a record number of COVID-19 cases in Florence County, officials announced that Florence School District One students will continue with fully virtual learning for an additional week.

According to information from the district, this includes the week of Jan. 18 through Jan. 22, with schools closed on the 18th in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr., holiday.

All schools will return to the three previous forms of instructional delivery on Monday, Jan. 25, district officials said.

Parents will also have the option to request a change in the method of instructional delivery beginning Friday, Jan. 15, at 8 a.m. This request period closes at 4 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 22.

As of Jan. 11, Florence County has seen 11,454 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic and 271 deaths.

Copyright 2021 WMBF. All rights reserved.