Scott County

GATE CITY — The Scott County School Board voted Tuesday evening to alter its reopening plan based on the most recent data on COVID-19 cases in the county.

The board last month approved an onsite learning plan for all grade levels, made possible by Virginia being in Phase 3 of its reopening plan. And while the phase hasn’t changed on the state level, Assistant Superintendent Jason Smith noted that the county’s number of COVID-19 cases has increased in recent weeks.

Based on guidance from the Virginia Department of Health, the board voted 3-2 on Tuesday to revert to a Phase 2-style plan, in which pre-K through third-grade students will learn onsite, and grades 4-12 will learn remotely.

Board Chairman David Templeton said the board will review the COVID-19 data every two weeks and reevaluate the reopening plan as needed.