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Most Scranton schools going virtual, extracurriculars paused due to rise in COVID cases

Only two schools, Prescott and Robert Morris will remain open for in-person classes.

SCRANTON, Pa. — Most of the schools in the Scranton School District will be going virtual for the next two days. 

Only two, Prescott and Robert Morris, will remain open for in-person classes. 

The state department of health recommends schools close when the amount of COVID cases reaches five percent or more, which is the case for most Scranton schools right now. 

The Scranton School District has also put a pause on the district's athletics and extracurricular activities.

That's because rates of coronavirus throughout the district are at five percent or greater.

Students at all high schools and intermediate schools, other than Prescott and Robert Morris, will learn virtually for the time being.

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