DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – Decatur City Schools students will be learning from home starting Friday, January 14.

School officials say there are staffing shortages and a high number of student absences due to COVID-19.

The school system said students and staff will return to in-person learning on Monday, January 24.

Muscle Shoals City Schools and Russellville City Schools have also transitioned to virtual learning for next week.