JACKSBORO, TN (SPECIAL TO WLAF) – Campbell County Director of Schools Jennifer Fields addressed COVID-19 in Campbell County Schools in a statement this morning.

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise throughout the schools, an increased number of students, teachers, and other school personnel are testing positive for COVID-19 or needing to quarantine due to exposure.  This increase in absences of staff is too high in many schools to continue in-person instruction.  All Campbell County Schools will switch to distance-learning beginning Monday, December 7, 2020.  Students will return to in-person learning on January 5, 2021.  The additional 9 days of distance learning, combined with Christmas break, will give students and staff an opportunity to recover, quarantine, and help reduce further spread of COVID-19. Principals and teachers will send home everything students will need during this switch to distance learning. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 12/03/2020 – 11AM)