High schools and colleges around the state are switching from in-person classes to virtual learning as a result of an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases that are resulting from the Omicron variant.

On Tuesday, Steven Bloomberg, president of Southeast Arkansas College told Deltaplex News what his school is doing.


The Associated Press reported that Arkansas has seen a rise in cases and hospitalizations fueled by the highly contagious omicron variant of the coronavirus. The state on Tuesday announced 7,756 new COVID-19 cases, although the actual number is likely higher because of those testing at home or who are infected and haven’t been tested.

The state’s COVID-19 hospitalizations increased by 80 to 1,148, while deaths increased by 25 to 9,358 total since the pandemic began.


Around Southeast Arkansas, school districts that have chosen to adopt AMI (alternate methods of instruction). CLICK HERE for a full list of Deltaplex area schools utilizing AMI days.