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CPS returns to full-time, in-person classes

CPS returns to full-time, in-person classes


Students and teachers in Columbia Public Schools will return to 5-day, in-person classes Monday.

Students are still required to wear masks on buses and on campus.

However, classroom teachers are expected to provide time for students to take “mask breaks” throughout the school day.

Families are encouraged to provide their own transportation to and from school, if possible, to limit the number of students on buses.

The district asks drivers to keep an eye out for students walking to and from school or waiting for buses.

Bus routes have been updated. You can find the updated bus routes here.

It's the first week back to the classrooms full time since the COVID-19 pandemic led local leaders to move classes virtual on March 18, 2020.

The CDC revised physical distancing recommendations to reflect at least 3 feet between students in classrooms.

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  1. All well and good, except for the restrictions the health “experts” and “officials” will apparently never let go of. It’s a well known fact, even Fauci has said so, that school age children suffer few if any effect, and if they do it’s quite mild, and are NOT a significant transmission vector. Why the masks? Why the three foot distancing, a number clearly snatched out of thin air just to keep the fear going? Neither have any evidence to support their effectiveness, and there is abundant evidence masks actually to damage one’s health.

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