JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMIZ)
The Jefferson City School District is canceling all out-of-state school-sponsored travel until April 1 as a precaution due to an increase in COVID-19 cases.
In a letter to families, district officials said the ban applies to both staff and students and includes field trips, sporting events and conferences.
The district will assess in-state travel on a case-by-case basis until further notice, officials said.
The letter said the district is in contact with health officials on a daily basis and at this time officials say it is safe for schools in the district to stay open.
The Jefferson City Public Schools Foundation Princess and Papa Dance that was scheduled for Sunday at Lewis and Clark Middle School is canceled until further notice, according to the letter. Officials said that people will be refunded in the original form a payment. Anyone with questions about that event can contact the foundation at 573-659-3549.
The district said it is also taking steps to keep students and staff safe, like increasing disinfecting in buildings and buses, communicating with health officials, reviewing district procedures and working with school nurses and staff.
JC Schools is the latest organization to make changes due to COVID-19.
On Thursday, MSHSAA announced it will limit spectators at its upcoming state basketball championships. Stephens College and William Woods University also announced they would be suspending in-person classes.