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CMSD CEO Eric Gordon recommends remote learning through the end of February

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Posted at 12:12 PM, Jan 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-15 12:12:18-05

CLEVLEAND — The Cleveland Metropolitan School District announced Friday that CEO Eric Gordon has recommended remote learning to continue through the end of February.

The district says Gordon is recommending students learn from home until Feb. 26 while the district starts looking ahead at hybrid learning options for the future.

Gordon addressed the district, students and families in a video released on YouTube.

You can watch it in the player below:

According to Gordon, the recommendation comes after the district learned that vaccines may not be widely available until mid to late February.

“The delay in vaccine availability combined with the three-to-four-week period between the two required vaccine doses means it is unlikely our CMSD employees will have received the full dose of vaccines until sometime in March,” Gordon said.

Gordon also cited Cuyahoga County’s current high-risk level on the state’s Ohio Public Health Advisory System and the high rate of spread in county.

“It is my hope that we will soon begin to see a decrease in the number of new Coronavirus cases in our area, and that the eventual distribution and administration of the COVID-19 vaccine will accelerate improvement on these public health indicators,” Gordon said.

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