Westover, MD, January 4, 2021 – Somerset County Public Schools (SCPS) has extended its initial school closure for in-person learning until Tuesday, January 19, 2021 due to persisting rates of infection within the county. As of today, Somerset County’s 7-day positivity rate is 13.75% and case rate per 100,000 is 86.44. Both metrics remain above the state recommended benchmarks for safe in-person learning, making the previously revised reopening target of January 11th unattainable. SCPS continues to track local health metrics for determining a safe return to in-person learning. To view SCPS’ health metrics & assessment criteria tracking page, visit https://www.somerset.k12.md.us/apps/pages/Health_Metrics_Tracking.
Virtual classes resumed after winter break for all students on January 4th, with student meals again being made available for curbside pickup at Deal Island Elementary, Greenwood Elementary, Princess Anne Elementary, Washington High School, Somerset Intermediate, Woodson Elementary and Crisfield High School between 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. each school day.
Somerset County Public Schools will provide updates to the community as the situation develops.