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MNPS officials say students may return to virtual learning after Thanksgiving

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Posted at 8:53 PM, Nov 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-16 21:53:05-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Officials with Metro Nashville Public School say students will "likely return to virtual learning on November 30 if the city’s COVID-19 metrics don’t improve by Thanksgiving."

The news was posted in a blog on the MNPS website after Director of Schools Adrienne Battle told MNPS families and staff in an email Monday.

Dr. Battle said she plans to make a final decision no later than Tuesday, November 24, the last day of school before the Thanksgiving break.

“Just like many of you, I am seeing the daily case counts and becoming increasingly uncomfortable with the direction we are headed with the virus,” Dr. Battle wrote. “In looking at those daily numbers, I’m also looking at four categories in the Metro dashboard for community spread: transmission rate, positivity rate, cases per 100,000 residents, and 14-day new case trend. As of today, three of four categories are in the red, and the positivity rate, while green, is still higher than we would like to see.”

Read the full blog here.