Boone County Health Department physician, Dr. J.R. Servies, spoke with me last evening and early this morning, his very clear statement provided guidance to the ZCS Board of Trustees about the announcement made IN THIS BRIEF VIDEO, "Definitive science about the novel coronavirus is insufficient to continue operating our schools and other large gatherings as we normally do." (Or paste in this link for the video: https://vimeo.com/397246172/3277802c4b)
This is the first in a series of messages that will be designed to support students and families throughout our complete school closure that begins today at 6PM. This includes ALL activities, rentals, special events, performances, etc. ZCS WILL BE CLOSED TO THE COMMUNITY!
Tomorrow, March 13, 2020, will be a NON-STUDENT DAY and there will be NO E-LEARNING tomorrow, Friday, March 13. Tomorrow is a day for faculty and support staff to finalize plans for many successive days of e-learning that will begin on Monday, March 16, 2020. More information about the schedule of e-days leading up to spring break (which begins on 3-27-2020) will be communicated later this afternoon.
This is an unprecedented time, and while I know this decision is a difficult one for many families, we take this action in effort to protect against the sort of community spread of coronavirus (CoVID-19) that has killed vulnerable individuals in many places around the globe.