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Ferndale School Board meeting via Zoom video conferencing service (August 4, 2020). Screen capture by My Ferndale News

It was not just you – Zoom outage this morning appears resolved

Officials with Zoom, the video conferencing service adopted by many businesses, government agencies and schools after COVID-19 pandemic health safety concerns forced the cancelation of in-person meetings and classes since March, reported around 6am this morning, August 24th, they had received reports of “users being unable to visit the Zoom website (zoom.us) and unable to start and join Zoom Meetings and Webinars.”

This was especially distressing for some school districts across the nation reported to be holding their first day of distance learning curriculums for the 2020-2021 school year via Zoom today. Some courts were reportedly impacted and had to delay and reschedule some proceedings.

Ferndale School District students were not directly impacted since classes are not scheduled to begin until Wednesday, September 2nd.

By 9:45am today, according to Zoom officials, the problems causing the “partial outage” had been identified and resolved.

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We have resolved the issue causing users to be unable to start and join Zoom Meetings and Webinars. Users are now also able to sign up for paid accounts, upgrade, and manage their service on the Zoom website. We are currently monitoring to ensure that these services are operational.

Zoom service status report (August 24, 2020 at 9:37am)

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