BREAKING NEWS - "Local updates on COVID-19 virus"

BOX ELDER COUNTY – By Cari Doutre – March 12, 2020


NOTE FROM THE PUBLISHER:

“The Valley Headliner – BRVNEWS.com – strongly encourages and emphasizes that the public listen to health officials regarding concerns surrounding COVID-19, or coronavirus, including the Bear River Health Department and Intermountain Healthcare.


There is no need to create mass panic. It is expected that the spread of this virus will slow down with warmer weather coming up.


Symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to that of the common cold and flu and a vast majority of those that contract the virus experience only mild symptoms.


Wash your hands and wash them often. Cough into your elbow and stay home if you feel sick. These are common practices that should be a part of our normal, everyday habits.


It’s always important to be prepared for any type of situation but please don’t hoard everyday essentials. Purchasing large amounts of provisions only feeds into hysteria and panic. Be considerate of others.


With that being said, The Valley Headliner – BRVNEWS.com will only post COVID-19 related announcements that pertain to Box Elder County.


We will not contribute or participate in creating any kind of mass hysteria by publishing articles we feel will create unnecessary panic concerning COVID-19."

- Cari Doutre – The Valley Headliner Owner/Publisher, March 12, 2020


Bear River Health Department has listed these important facts:






BOX ELDER SCHOOL DISTRICT:

Box Elder School District will remain open. Classes are still in session. The school district released this statement on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at approximately 3:30 p.m.


“After listening to Governor Herbert’s and State Superintendent of Public Education Dickson’s report at noon today on KSL, Box Elder School District will remain in school. We have already started postponing after school events and any large gathering events and cancelled all school related out of state travel according to the direction from State Superintendent of Public Education Sydnee Dickson.”

“We are working with the Bear River Health Department and will take direction from them to determine if school closure is necessary.”


UTAH HIGH SCHOOL ACTIVITIES ASSOCIATION:

Utah High School Activities Association has suspended all activities, statewide, starting Monday, March 16 for at least two weeks. That includes all UHSAA sanctioned sports and this weekend’s state debate tournament. Schools have the option to suspend activities immediately.


THE BEAR RIVER HIGH SCHOOL:

The Bear River High School 2020 junior prom, originally set for March 21, has been postponed. No information on when that event will be rescheduled.


All other after school activities at Bear River High have been cancelled or postponed including Dancing with the Bear River Stars (previously scheduled for March 27).


MCKINLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL:

Postponed events:

5th grade maturation clinic, 4th grade music program, Dr. Dave night and the March 12 district spelling bee


NORTH PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL:

All assemblies for the next two weeks are cancelled.


TREMONTON CITY LIBRARY:

All programs and activities for the next two weeks will be suspended.


THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS:

All meetings and activities are canceled worldwide, effective immediately. This includes all sacrament meetings and branch, ward and stake activities.


UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY BRIGHAM CITY:

Brigham City classes on Friday, March 13, through March 17, will be canceled to allow faculty members time to move their classes into the online learning environment. Starting Wednesday, March 18, classes will shift to online courses.


This move includes all Utah State University campuses statewide.


OLD BARN COMMUNITY THEATER:

Production of the Wizard of Oz (originally scheduled for March 16-28) has been postponed.

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