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Columbus City Schools suspends athletics, extracurricular activity due to Franklin County stay-at-home advisory

Career Tech students will also move to remote learning.
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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Columbus City Schools announced several changes in response to the stay-at-home advisory in Franklin County.

The advisory, which lasts 28 days and starts Friday at 6 p.m. asks people to stay at home except for essential needs.

CCS said it is suspending athletics and in-person extracurricular activities starting on Saturday, Nov. 21 and lasting until at least Friday, Dec. 18.

The district said it will reevaluate winter sports seasons if needed in December.

Career Tech students at Columbus Downtown High School and Fort Hayes Career Center will return to completely remote learning on Nov. 23.  These students will return to blended learning on Jan. 4.

CCS is also suspending its daily Fuel Up! meal offering starting on Nov. 30. 

Five-day meal packs to all children will still be available on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m.

District staff who are able to do their jobs remotely should do so through Dec. 18, the district said.

CCS had previously said in a letter to parents that most students would remain in remote learning through Jan. 15, 2021.