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Schools Will Go Virtual For Two Weeks

Minneapolis Public Schools will go virtual for two weeks due to a “significant reduction” in school staff available to work because of COVID-19, district officials said Wednesday afternoon.

Students will begin learning virtually on Friday and return to classrooms Jan. 31.

In-person after-school programs will go on hiatus during the break while varsity athletics practices will continue as planned. Junior varsity, b-squad and middle school sports have been canceled.

The announcement came a day after officials in the Osseo, Prior Lake and Richfield districts said they would move toward remote learning. Rochester and Shakopee schools announced on Wednesday a move to distance learning from Jan. 18-28.

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