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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