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WATCH: Columbia’s new superintendent talks about the return to learn

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Dr. Brian Yearwood, the new superintendent at Columbia Public Schools, joined ABC 17 News This Morning on KMIZ Wednesday.

Watch a full recording of all three interviews in the player below.

As of Wednesday morning, the CPS COVID-19 data tracker showed 186 students were out due to isolation or quarantine, with 162 being at the elementary level.

With the rising number of students having to miss school due to COVID-19, CPS returned to requiring masks for students under the age of 12 on Monday.

The school district updated its contact tracing and quarantine guidelines as well. Quarantine is not required for those fully vaccinated who have no symptoms or if the person who is exposed was wearing a mask indoors and has no symptoms.

The changes will continue through summer school, which ends July 23.

The 2021-22 school year begins on Aug. 24.

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Molly Stawinoga

Molly Stawinoga is ABC 17’s weekday morning anchor and a reporter at ABC 17 News. Molly joined the news team in 2017 while studying political science, journalism and Spanish at the University of Missouri. She is originally from DeKalb, Illinois.


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