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Coronavirus: No out-of-town field trips, sports competitions for WJCC, for now

(WYDaily/Courtesy of CDC)
(WYDaily/Courtesy of CDC)

All Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools field trips and participation in sports competitions outside of Hampton Roads are cancelled (March 12-April 17) as the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread.

That was the information emailed to families and staff. All after-school activities also have been cancelled.

The letter indicated schools remain open “as we continue to monitor guidance from health officials.”

WJCC staff travel for professional development outside of Hampton Roads is also suspended through April 17. (Story continues below the video).

“The cancellation of these activities aligns with the recently updated WJCC Schools Pandemic Flu Response Plan,” according to the letter. “Initially created as an internal working document, we are sharing the plan with families and employees to make you aware of next steps in our coordinated response and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.”

For more information, click here for WJCC’s coronavirus page.

As of Thursday morning, York County has not announced closure but said they are disinfecting schools and buses.

York County School Division officials posted this on the division’s Facebook page: “Important information for parents of students in grades 6 through 12. The division has just sent a phone call and email regarding the technology access survey conducted last night. We ask that you please review these messages, and take the steps outlined in the communication if necessary, as soon as possible.”

In another development in York County, programs/events at Senior Center of York are suspended for 30 days beginning March 16. This measure is being taken as a recommended response to the COVID-19 virus, officials said.

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John Mangalonzo (john@localdailymedia.com) is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.

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