01/03 – COVID-19 Update – Will Schofield
· Happy New Year! We continue to give thanks for the amount of in-person learning we were able to deliver first semester. Additionally, we thank you team members who have worked tirelessly to provide a quality on-line experience. Your HCSD will continue to believe that in-person learning is desirable for a vast majority of students.
· COVID numbers in Hall County continue to increase at alarming rates. Additionally, the information we receive from our local hospital system is sobering. Record numbers of patients are in beds, the supply of staff and resources are inadequate, and the hospital may be forced to contemplate how they would ration care if the spike continues.
· Internal cases have continued to occur in the HCSD and have been reported on our internal system. This said, I am confident what has been reported is significantly less than the reality we will encounter in the coming days.