Five things to know about COVID-19 in the Chattanooga region for the week ending Nov. 20

Staff Photo by Matt Hamilton / Vehicles form a line at the COVID-19 testing site at 1125 Riverfront Parkway on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020.

Every week, the Times Free Press will publish five essential things to know about the coronavirus pandemic in the Chattanooga region. For more updated case count numbers and other data related to Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama, visit timesfreepress.com/virus.

Five things to know about COVID-19 in the Chattanooga region for the week ending Nov. 20.

1. Hamilton County Schools changes in-person learning schedule as cases surge: For high schoolers, three days per week will consist of virtual learning under return to 'Phase 2' of reopening plan.

Why it matters: After moving to in-person learning five days a week in August, Hamilton County Schools will move to a hybrid model for older students after the Thanksgiving break. Students in 8th grade and below will remain on campus five days a week from Monday, Nov.