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Fairfax County Schools Plan Full Return to In-Person Learning This Fall

Nineteen cases of COVID-19 transmission occurred in FCPS schools and school offices from Jan. 26 to March 15, affecting 0.02% of students and staff, administrators said

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Fairfax County Public Schools students will be back in schools in-person all week starting this fall, administrators say they’re planning. 

FCPS told families they’re preparing for a full return to the classroom after seeing success this spring with their “safe, steady, ready” approach to in-person instruction. 

“We have shown that we can return our students and staff to our buildings in a way that is safe and steady. We are confident that we can deliver on a five-day return for all students in the fall, knowing that, while we can adapt to any situation, in-person learning really is the best option for our students and staff,” Superintendent Scott S. Brabrand said in a statement. 

By Friday, more than 109,000 students in the district will have returned to schools for in-person learning, administrators said. 

Nineteen cases of COVID-19 transmission occurred in schools and school offices from Jan. 26 to March 15, affecting 0.02% of students and staff, FCPS said. 

FCPS students have returned to school in phases. A number of student activities have resumed, including sports, theater and band.

Northern Virginia Bureau Chief Julie Carey reports on a coronavirus outbreak at Independence High School in Loudoun County following a cheerleading competition in Richmond.
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