NLCS And Mitchell Cancel Public Events at Request Of Lawrence County Health Department

(LAWRENCE CO.) – The Lawrence County Health Department has recommended all public events in Lawrence County to be canceled.

A North Lawrence Community Schools Corporation release reads:

After many discussions and monitoring the developments of Coronavirus (COVID 19), Lawrence County Health Department has restricted all large community events. This restriction includes BNL’s production of Shrek the Musical at the Performing Arts Center scheduled for Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Because of the hard work and dedication put forth by our students, faculty, and all involved in this performance, we regret that this action must be taken. The health and safety of our staff, students, and community is our priority.

In addition, the BNL Riley Dance Marathon scheduled for Friday evening will also be postponed.

“We appreciate the preparation and dedication of our students to organize this event and regret to postpone at this time.”

All extracurricular, after-school activities, including athletic practices and games, have been canceled.

The school corporation will reduce all NLCS visitors, including student interns, cadet teachers, to essential staff only.

All field trips have been canceled including the Bedford Middle School Washington D.C. trip.

On Monday, March 30th, NLSC staff will revisit these restrictions and make any necessary adjustments.

Mitchell Community Schools has also canceled all public events from now until April 17, 2020.

“We have been meeting yesterday and today to plan for the coronavirus pandemic. This is a five-tier plan, and we are prepared for any local, state, or federal health department recommendations in dealing with this health emergency,” said Mitchell Community Schools Superintendent Dr. Mike Wilcox.

The following events have been postponed at this time: Kindergarten Round-Up, Junior March Madness, Showcase for the Mitchell Stingerz Dance Team, and other athletic sporting events.

Mitchell schools already have an E-Learning Day scheduled for March 20th and are prepared for E-Learning days with equipment in place should this reach the highest level. They are also monitoring the need to cancel classes following spring break which begins on March 23rd.

“We want to thank the many people who have supported our efforts in keeping our children safe, including Mitchell Community Schools Staff, School Board of Trustees, Mitchell Education Association, and many more,” said Wilcox.

At this time both schools have not canceled school and will remain in session.