Fears about the spread of Covid-19, better known as Coronavirus, have prompted Brown County Schools officials to close all schools for about a week after Spring Break.
Starting March 13, 2020 at 6:00 pm, all Brown County Schools as well as the Brown County Career Resource Center will be shut down completely for spring break until March 22. During this time, students, as well as teachers, will not be able to access the building.
“The rationale for the complete shutdowns to allow the virus, if present, the opportunity to die on hard surfaces,” Superintendent Dr. Laura Hammack said in a memo to parents students and staff.
The closing is going to affect spring sports as well as other extracurriculars. The IHSAA has banned all practices and student-athlete to coach contact during the closing. Even though the season will be postponed, there will still be a spring sports season.
Due to the three-week closing, the high school’s production of the musical, “Matilda” will be canceled. The production will instead take place next spring.
On March 20, 2020, Superintendent Dr. Laura Hammock provided an update stating that following the governor’s guidance, Brown County Schools will remain closed until May 1, 2020. Dr. Hammack will be releasing another comprehensive update on March 23 and will host a live Facebook event at 5:30 p.m. the same day.