Bristol Virginia Public Schools ready to reopen schools Monday

By David McGee, Bristol Herald Courier

BRISTOL, Va. — Bristol, Virginia students and teachers return to classrooms Monday for the first time in nearly a month, as the division continues to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic.

City students were last in classrooms Dec. 9 and online classes resumed Jan. 12. School officials added bookend weeks of virtual classes around the traditional Christmas break to allow as many teachers and staff as possible to receive the first round of COVID vaccinations, following months with few actual cases in classrooms.

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