WCSD Superintendent recommends remote learning resume as COVID cases spike

Washoe County school students could be heading back home as Superintendent Kristin McNeill recommends they return to remote instruction, starting December 7th. The recommendation came amid rising COVID-19 cases that are causing staff shortages and a lack of testing capacity. A hybrid model of learning would not resume until January 19th. McNeill says she knows in-person learning is best for students but without community resources, they’re forced to make this “gut-wrenching” recommendation. The board must will vote on it.

Wednesday, Washoe County added five new COVID-19 deaths for a total of 227. The county added just over 300 cases and more than 150 recoveries. More than 230 persons remain hospitalized with the virus.