Schooling has taken a different turn during the COVID-19 period.
In addition to Richmond County, all three districts in Barnwell County (Blackville-Hilda 19, Williston-Elko 29 and Barnwell 45) is going virtual only for the week at the very minimum.
Denmark-Olar School District (Bamberg 2) will remain virtual-only at least through the week. Plans for the district to go hybrid were scrapped after Christmas Day 2020 saw a record breaking number of COVID-19 cases in South Carolina.
Meanwhile, Winter Break has been extended for Warren County School District.
WJBF-DT News Channel 6 reported on Saturday night that the district has delayed the year.
Instead of going back to school on Monday, k-12 pupils in Warrenton, Ga. will go back to school the following week, on January 11, and will be virtual-only until January 25. The district said on Facebook that it will re-examine things on January 20 to see if they will remain virtual or will move on back to a hybrid schedule.