WJCC Schools return to remote learning after areas continue to report high COVID-19 percent positivity rates

Posted at 3:17 PM, Dec 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-14 15:17:47-05

JAMES CITY COUNTY, Va. - Williamsburg - James City County Public Schools have announced the return of virtual learning due to an increase in COVID-19 cases.

James City County and the City of Williamsburg are now both in the highest risk for transmission of the coronavirus in schools, according to CDC guidelines. Currently, there are more than 200 cases per 100,000 over the last 14 days in the area and percent positivity rates of 8.2% (JCC) and 11.8% (Williamsburg). Officials say the Peninsula and Eastern Region are at a substantial risk of transmission.

Starting December 15, all WJCC Schools students will return to remote learning until at least January 8.

Schools and offices will be open to the public by appointment only.

Student meals will be available this week from Tuesday to Thursday during the times of 8:00 – 11:00 a.m. at James River Elementary School, Toano Middle School, James Blair Middle School, and Matthew Whaley Elementary School.

Meal pickup and deliveries on Dec. 21 and Dec. 28 will include enough meals for the holidays while schools are closed for winter break.

Technology support services are available through Friday, December 18 at TechConnect online or by phone at (757) 259-7192.