The Avery County School system has announced that they will move to remote learning for the remainder of November.

The Avery Journal reports the school system has made the decision due to an increase in active COVID-19 cases in the county, with the potential for increased exposure during the coming Thanksgiving holiday.

The new North Carolina COVID-19 alert systems indicates Avery County is in a status of “critical community spread”, and on the recommendation of the Avery County Health Department, Avery County Schools will transition to remote learning now through Tuesday, November 24th.

Avery Schools will be closed for students Wednesday, November 25th through Friday, November 27th for Thanksgiving.

In class room instruction is set to resume on November 30th.

Avery schools will be deep cleaned throughout the holiday week.