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WCPS Offers WiFi Hotspot Connections on School Campuses

Posted April 3, 2020

Hagerstown, MD (April 3, 2020) - As Washington County Public Schools (WCPS) prepares for online distance learning on Monday, April 6, the learning community is invited to use identified WiFi hotspots to access learning materials.

WCPS is growing its list of outdoor hotspots at schools. Please note these connections are only available to WCPS students and staff who have valid credentials to access the network. It is recommended that families and students remain in their vehicles to use the hotspots. People who are not in a vehicle are encouraged to maintain social distancing of 20 feet from others.

WCPS is sharing a list of community hotspot locations that Antietam Broadband and Comcast/Xfinity have opened up for free access during the COVID-19 crisis. These sites are offering WiFi free of charge at the discretion of the provider, and the service is subject to change without notice to WCPS.

It is important to note that Governor Hogan's Stay at Home Order identifies "travel to and from an educational institution for purposes of receiving meals or instructional materials for distance learning" as an "Essential Activity." Travel for these purposes is allowed.