News Release: February 2, 2021
No Changes to CCS After Governor’s Press Conference
Dear Catawba County Schools families,
Today, Governor Cooper, along with top education leaders in the state, held a press conference urging North Carolina school districts that are 100% virtual to return their students to in-person learning.
Because Catawba County Schools has offered in-person instruction since the first day of school, we do not need to take any further action at this time.
We are already operating at full-capacity for grades K-5 and 6-12 under current guidelines; therefore, no changes are needed at this time. If and when new guidance comes out from the state, we will be sure to update you and let you know about any changes that may apply to us.
During the press conference, Dr. Mandy Cohen, Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS), cited several studies demonstrating that schools are safe when proper safety measures are implemented like social distancing, required face coverings, temperature and symptom checks, and strict cleaning and disinfecting protocols.
I am proud to say that we have been able to safely offer in-person instruction since August 17th due to the hard work and dedication that all of our staff, students, and families have demonstrated.
Thank you for your continued patience and support!