Pulaski County Schools to close Friday to prepare teachers for potential coronavirus impacts

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PULASKI COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Schools in Pulaski County will close Friday so teachers can prepare for potential impact from coronavirus. So far, Virginia has three presumptive positive cases of coronavirus, all in northern Virginia.

In a statement on Facebook, the school district said the closure would allow teachers to “develop lesson plans and activities that will allow them to engage students from home in the event that a long term school closure becomes necessary. We will also use this day to continue our efforts of thoroughly cleaning and disinfecting all learning spaces on each campus.”

Pulaski County Public School recognizes that the health, safety, and wellbeing of our students, staff, and community are our highest priority. As more information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) has been made available, it has become necessary for each public school division to evaluate its level of preparedness and take steps to plan for the potential impact that this disease could have on our ability to educate students. Therefore, Pulaski County Public Schools will be closed on Friday, March 13, 2020 (Employee Code 2) to provide our teachers a preparation day in which to develop lesson plans and activities that will allow them to engage students from home in the event that a long term school closure becomes necessary. We will also use this day to continue our efforts of thoroughly cleaning and disinfecting all learning spaces on each campus.

Pulaski County Public Schools

There have been no confirmed cases of coronavirus in Pulaski County.

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