Suspension of non-essential school-based activities…

Mt. Vernon Families,

With the number of confirmed coronavirus COVID-19 cases in Oregon increasing, Governor Kate Brown announced new guidance Wednesday night, regarding group gatherings and social distancing. We remain committed to keeping our schools open and safe.

In accordance with Wednesday’s and this morning’s additional detailed guidance and in order to minimize potential opportunities for the virus to spread, we will begin suspending events that bring large groups of students, adults, and community members together. This action is not related to an identified COVID-19 case. At this time, there are no cases identified in Springfield Public Schools or in Lane County.

Suspension of non-essential school-based activities begins immediately, effective Thursday, March 12, and at this time, will remain in effect until, April 8. This includes the suspension of all school-based assemblies and events, off-campus field trips, and music performances.

This is new guidance and the list of affected activities will likely grow as we work with partners and stakeholders over the coming days. We will continue to provide updates and answers as we have more information and make decisions about affected activities.

Thank you for your continued support and understanding.

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