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Wiregrass schools assessing: no big changes yet

(Source: MGN)
(Source: MGN)
Published: Mar. 12, 2020 at 10:06 AM CDT
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With the Coronavirus declared as a global pandemic, schools, businesses, and organizations around the country are making changes.

Here in the Wiregrass, schools are monitoring and accessing the situation.

► The Alabama Community College Conference (ACCC), with unanimous support from the ACCC Executive Committee, announces the suspension of all regular-season competition for all teams, effective Friday, March 13 through March 30. This time will allow everyone to take a deep breath while we assess the current situation and plan accordingly. members of the ACCC include Wallace Community College, Enterprise State Community College, and Lurlene B Wallace College.

► Geneva County Schools will be meeting Thursday afternoon to discuss the situation but at this time no changes have been made.

► WTVY also spoke with the Dale County Superintendent and he said everything is as normal. They are cleaning more than usual and teachers are teaching good hygiene. He did say they will shut school down for 48 hours if a student, staff or visitor has a confirmed case.

►In a

, Superintendent Dr. Phyllis Edwards, says the risk to DCS for coronavirus is low, but the school system is taking a few steps to stop the spread of contagions.

►Henry County Schools have met with supervisors and principals within the district and have canceled all out of state field trips for the next month due to the coronavirus outbreak and will be rescheduling them.

►Houston County Schools has canceled 2 out of state field trips as well as several local events the school would be attending. The school district will continue to monitor case by case during this outbreak. WTVY will be speaking with superintendent David Sewell this afternoon about their cancellations.

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