Some North Texas school districts have canceled classes out of an abundance of caution amid coronavirus concerns.
Allen ISD will be extending Spring Break through March 16-20. All meetings, campus events, practices, and extracurricular activities are suspended the week of March 16-20. This includes Kids Club.
Alvarado ISD canceled classes Thursday and Friday, March 12 & 13, after a person in the community was told to self-quarantine after being exposed to the coronavirus.
Carrollton – Farmers Branch ISD schools will be closed Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 20, 2020. All campus events, field trips, student trips and UIL practices and competitions are canceled until further notice. Additionally, all district offices will be closed.
Cedar Hill ISD is extending its spring break for an additional week. Scholars and staff should report to classes on Monday March 23, 2020.
Celina ISD is extending spring break by one more week as a precaution. Schools will remain closed March 16-20. District offices and all district events/competitions are considered canceled until further notice.
Dallas ISD on Thursday canceled all district events and activities until further notice, including UIL events, athletics, field trips after-school programs and other campus activities. Classes will resume as scheduled on Friday, March 13. Click here for updates from the district.
DeSoto ISD will extend spring break March 16-20.
Duncanville ISD will extend its spring break, which starts on March 16 and will end on March 27. Students will report back to school on March 30.
Frisco, McKinney, Lovejoy, Plano, and Prosper ISDs extended their spring break holidays through Friday, March 20, the districts announced Thursday. Classes in the five districts will tentatively resume March 23.
Melissa ISD will remain closed from March 16-20 for an extended spring break. All scheduled events the week of March 16 are also canceled.
Princeton ISD is extending spring break by one week, March 16-20. Effective March 13, all district events and competitions will be considered canceled until further notice.
Richardson ISD canceled all after-school activities and events through Friday, March 13. Public meetings, events and UIL contests after spring break (starting March 23) are being evaluated.
Rockwall ISD will extend its spring break one week through March 20. Stsudnets and staff will return to school on Monday March 23.
St. Rita Catholic School will remain closed through spring break for “deep cleaning,” while Ursuline Academy announced “e-Day protocols” will be enacted on Thursday and Friday, March 12 & 13 – this all after a member of the extended school community is presumed positive for COVID-19.
Wylie ISD extended its spring break by canceling classes between March 15 through March 20. District events and competitions that were scheduled during this time are considered to be canceled, administrators said.
Meanwhile, school districts are following CDC guidelines in asking students and employees who are traveling over spring break to countries hit the hardest by COVID-19 infections to self-quarantine when they return to North Texas.
How to Avoid COVID-19 Infection:
The best way to prevent infection is to take precautions to avoid exposure to this virus, which are similar to the precautions you take to avoid the flu. CDC always recommends these everyday actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
*Information shared from the Office of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott