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Two Lamar County schools to temporarily switch to virtual learning

VICKSBURG, Miss. (Vicksburg Daily News)–Two Lamar County School District (LCSD) schools have decided to switch to virtual learning after a COVID-19 outbreak, according to the Hattiesburg American.

Oak Grove and Purvis are the two who are switching to a virtual learning atmosphere for at least two weeks, beginning on Monday, with in-person classes to resume on August 16. The other schools with the district are continuing with in-person attendance.

The district has recently revised it’s mask policy to require them indoors, on busses and outside when social distance cannot be maintained. This revision comes as a result of COVID-19 outbreaks across the school system.

LCSD COVID data as of July 31, 2021. (Source: Lamar County Schools)

Currently, 91 students and nine staff members are quarantined from the Oak Grove community. Positive cases have been recorded in 41 students and six staff.