Thomasville Elementary goes virtual due to rise in COVID cases

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THOMASVILLE, Ala. (WKRG) — Thomasville Elementary sent students home for two weeks at the end of school on Friday, according to the school’s Facebook page.

Thomasville City Schools Superintendent Garth Moss said in the post the school has a rise in positive COVID-19 cases and the temporary closure is to keep students and employees safe.

Students in grades 2, 3 and 4 were sent home on Friday with laptops for virtual learning. Students who missed school on Friday can pick up laptops next week.

Kindergarteners and first grades were issued paper assignments.

Right now Thomasville High and Middle Schools are operating on a normal schedule.

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