MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — St. Paul Public Schools has announced that distance learning is here to stay for at least another two and a half months.

The district said that it would not be transitioning students from Pre-K through 12th grade to a hybrid model until Jan. 19, 2021 at the earliest.

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This move comes as COVID-19 cases have increased to 31 per 10,000 residents in Ramsey County.

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“With increasing positivity rates, this trend may continue impacting both Ramsey County and the City of Saint Paul,” the district reported.

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As of now, only “Stage 1” students are involved in any level in-person learning. For more information on the stages, click here.