Students in D.C. Public Schools already had Monday off as part of winter break, but the snowstorm has extended their break by a day.
Before the winter weather, students needed to get a COVID-19 test by Tuesday afternoon in order to go back to classes.
D.C. Mayor Bowser is giving students one more day off to test for coronavirus.
A news release from the mayor says:
“DCPS students must now test on Wednesday, January 5. Families can pick up their rapid antigen test on Tuesday, January 4 between 1 pm and 4 pm or on Wednesday between 8:30 am and 4 pm. Schools are scheduled to re-open on Thursday, January 6.”
Parents now need to submit their kids’ negative test by Wednesday afternoon.
Schools will re-open on Thursday.
Despite the extension for students, all DCPS staff need to report their COVID-19 test results before 1 p.m. Wednesday.