They'll keep learning fully online until no earlier than Jan. 4By Royce Jones

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pittsburgh Public Schools will return to fully remote learning next week as Coronavirus cases in the area continue to surge.

The district says all instruction will move to full-time remote learning on Monday.

They’ll keep learning online until no earlier than Jan. 4 when the district is set to begin in-person hybrid instruction.

On Monday, around 800 students returned to the classroom around the district. The school brought back students who are vulnerable and need to be in classroom to learn.

“In consultation with our District physician and aligned to guidance by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, we will transition back to full-time E-Learning for all students,” said Superintendent Anthony Hamlet in a press release.

“While it was a joy to actually see children and teachers in our buildings again, the safety of our students, staff and families is a top priority. We cannot ignore the continued growth of COVID-19 in our area.”

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