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Milwaukee Public Schools are going virtual this week because of Covid-19

Milwaukee Public Schools announced this evening that all classes will go virtual for the next week due to "an influx of reported positive Covid-19 cases among district staff." In a statement, MPS wrote that it hopes to resume in-person learning on Monday, Jan. 10.

The complete statement from the school is below.

Milwaukee Public Schools has announced that all MPS schools will transition to virtual learning beginning Tuesday, January 4, 2022. MPS was scheduled to resume in-person learning on January 4, 2022, but due to an influx of reported positive COVID-19 cases among district staff, this emergency safety measure is being implemented. All district staff that are not in quarantine in accordance with MPS COVID-19 protocol are expected to report to their work location.   

MPS will continue providing expanded COVID-19 testing opportunities for MPS students and staff Monday, January 3, 2022, at six MPS locations from 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. When in-person learning resumes, testing will continue to be available for students and staff at each school location.    

To support students and families during virtual learning, student meals will be provided daily at various Stop, Grab & Go locations from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. More information on student meals will be posted on the district website, school websites, and social media. 

The district's goal is to resume in-person learning Monday, January 10, 2022, we will continue to assess the situation and provide updates as new information becomes available.

City health officials have stressed that Covid-19 vaccines and boosters offer the best protection against the virus. For more information on the vaccines, you can visit Radio Milwaukee’s vaccine resource guide.