Orange County cancels in-person graduation ceremonies due to rising COVID-19 cases

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Orange County Public Schools announced on Tuesday that they are canceling all in-person graduation ceremonies due to the surge in COVID-19 cases.

Coronavirus cases are increasing throughout the state of Florida, including in Orange County. Over the holiday weekend, cases topped 200,000 after two record-smashing days of increases.

"Per the expert guidance of Dr. Pino with the Florida Health Department - Orange County, Dr. Jenkins had to announce to our families of 2020 graduates that we are unable to host in-person graduation ceremonies due to the increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in Orange County," the school district wrote on Twitter.

In a voice message sent to parents, Dr. Jenkins went on to congratulate the students on their hard work and assured parents that they will go on to do great things.


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