Coronavirus Update – March 9, 2020
March 9, 2020
I want to provide an update as to the continual discussions and planning regarding Coronavirus. As you likely are aware, this weekend the number of cases in Middlesex County increased, including one diagnosed at Emerson Hospital. To date, we have not been notified that any of these cases have a direct connection to the school community. I have been in touch with the Concord Board of Health all weekend ensuring that school is a safe place to be today.
Also this weekend, we elected to cancel a CCHS event on Saturday hosting senior citizens given Department of Health guidance not to have large numbers of elderly gather together. To date, this is the only large group event to be canceled. Also, in accordance with the Commissioner of Education’s directive, all international travel is suspended for the remainder of the school year. Domestic travel will be reviewed in upcoming weeks.
This morning, all students will have a developmentally appropriate discussion with their teachers as to how school is safe and best practices in self-care as a means to reduce any anxiety around being in school.
The situation remains very fluid as we collaboratively follow local, state, and national guidance as to the status of the Commonwealth and local Concord-Carlisle area. Please do not hesitate to reach out to an administrator or me directly should you have questions.
Dr. Laurie Hunter, Superintendent