Changes: Darlington will continue to close campus, use distance learning through April 13. Secretary of State to mail absentee ballots to 6.9 million voters for May 19 primary.

Changes: Darlington will continue to close campus, use distance learning through April 13. Secretary of State to mail absentee ballots to 6.9 million voters for May 19 primary.

From Darlington’s website.

 

Darlington School has announced that it will extend the closure of campus while facilitating distance learning through at least April 13.

“We have continued to closely follow decisions made by the local, state, and federal government in addition to the CDC and WHO,” said Head of School Brent Bell in a letter to the school community. “While school remains open for distance learning, we have set April 13, 2020, as the new date for a possible resumption of on-campus activities”

As stated previously, boarding students who are at home or under the care of a guardian or relative should remain at home and not make travel plans until they receive further notice from the school. Distance learning will continue as promised.

“I want to thank our families for their positive engagement as we begin our distance learning program,” said Bell. “The Darlington faculty continues to amaze me with their commitment to each of our students. I am grateful to be a part of this tremendous community.”

Particular information and details related to this school year and plans for the next will continue to be communicated by division leadership.

“I am grateful for your continued support of Darlington and for your support of the decisions made by our community, state, and national leaders,” said Bell. “Please practice social distancing, keep washing your hands, and make the most of the time with your family.”


Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger will be mailing absentee ballot request forms to every Georgia voter. This move is to ensure all Georgians can vote without fear for their health will supplement extra measures to ensure those who rely on in-person voting to access the ballot can do so safely, according to a media release.

“Raffensperger will send absentee ballot request forms to the Georgia’s 6.9 million voters in an effort to allow as many Georgia voters as possible to exercise their right to vote without leaving their homes. In doing so, Raffensperger will literally be dropping a way to vote in safety and security on each Georgia voter’s doorstep. They will simply have to fill out and return the application to vote by mail in the upcoming elections with no in-person risk of exposure to COVID-19.

“Georgia’s most vulnerable, those over age 65 and those with a disability, can request absentee ballots for the primary and general election as well as all elections through the 2020 election cycle with this one application. Other voters will need to submit another application for future elections. The elderly and disabled will to be able to vote in safety and security.”

 

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