Williamson County Schools, Franklin Special School District Will be Closed Due to Coronavirus

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On the heels of Gov. Bill Lee’s announcement {that a} man in Williamson County had contracted coronavirus, Williamson County Schools and Franklin Special School District will be closed for deep cleansing on Friday, March 6 and Monday, March 9.

School officers say the choice is a part of district preparedness plans.

The WCS School Age Child Care program may also be closed Friday and Monday. All extracurricular actions in WCS and FSSD will be cancelled till campuses can be deep cleaned.

Schools will talk if their occasions are cleared to happen.

All WCS athletic video games and practices on Thursday will be primarily based on principal discretion, Williamson County athletic director Darrin Joines stated.

And the regional championship “is a go” he stated.

The 2020 WCS Career Fair on Saturday has been moved from Centennial High School to the Hilton Franklin in Cool Springs, 601 Corporate Centre Dr. in Franklin.

“For the past several weeks, we have been working with the Williamson County Health Department and the Tennessee Department of Health as we all have been monitoring the rapidly changing coronavirus health issue in our country and across the world,” the district posted on Facebook on Thursday.

The WCS announcement was made simply an hour after the governor’s press convention on a confirmed case of coronavirus on Thursday.

Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey confirmed the general threat to most people stays low and that the affected person is remoted at dwelling, the publish said

“She continued to encourage hand washing and other preventative measures,” the announcement stated.

The district will replace mother and father with extra data because it turns into obtainable.

“We will continue to follow the guidance of our local and state health departments, and please know that we are committed to updating you with information as it becomes available to us,” Carol Birdsong, WCS communications director stated.

Health tips

The district launched tips to mother and father and college students on how to defend oneself towards flu and different sicknesses like coronavirus in its InFocus publication on Tuesday.

WCS nurses are encouraging households to comply with the suggestions of the CDC to stop the unfold of flu, district officers stated.

Those suggestions embody common hand washing, cough etiquette and staying dwelling in case you are sick.

An entire checklist of WCS sickness tips, can be discovered here.

The Tennessee Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) is offering details about COVID-19 on its web sites, relating to signs, prevention and therapy and testing.

A Tennessee Coronavirus Public Information Line has additionally been launched. The hotline quantity is 877-857-2945 and can be obtainable from 10 a.m. to 10 a.m. Central every day.

CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/

Tennessee Department of Health: https://www.tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov.html.

The Williamson County delegation launched an announcement following the governor’s announcement.

“We’re working with the administration, health department officials, state agencies and health providers in Williamson County and across the state to make sure we’re taking every necessary precaution to keep the public safe,” the delegation stated.

The Williamson County delegation consists of Senate Majority Leader Jack Johnson and Reps. Glen Casada, Brandon Ogles and Sam Whitson, all R-Franklin.

“We strongly encourage the general public to keep vigilant in following the precautions beneficial by the Centers for Disease Control and the Tennessee Department of Health.”

The days out will rely as inclement climate days in WCS, so the district could have seven remaining days after March 9.

The districts plan to reopen on Tuesday.