Dr. Donald James who is the Superintendent of Schools at Commack School District announced all schools will be closed for 2 weeks in response to the global pandemic we all know as the Coronavirus or COVID-19. If you do not know what COVID-19 means, it is short for Corona Coronavirus 2019.
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All Commack Schools will be closed from March 16th 2020 to March 27th 2020 to prevent possible spreading on COVID-19.
To shed light on this situation please note that Zero Coronavirus Cases have been reported in Commack.
Many of the kids that go a Commack School may be excited by this unfortunate event that lead to school closing for 2 weeks. Commack students will most likely be disappointed because the days off are being pulled from the pre-scheduled Spring Break and Snow Days.
Here is the public announcement made by the Commack School District Superintendent and his reasoning for implementing these actions and future events.
“Dear Commack Community,
As you know, we have been working very closely with the Center for Disease Control (CDC), Department of Health Services and County and State officials to continually monitor Coronavirus (COVID-19). At this time, we have no confirmed cases of COVID-19 among any staff members or students in the Commack School District.
As has been acknowledged by the Governor, it is possible for people to act as carriers of COVID-19 without presenting any symptoms. Numerous colleges and universities have closed and many parents are reporting these students are returning home with illnesses. Diagnosed cases in New York State are rising. Therefore, the Commack School District has made a determination to close schools for a two-week period. Based on guidance from county, state, and federal offices, this time period of limited social contact may help deter the spread of COVID-19.
In order to do so, we are moving the Spring Recess and will utilize other days available to us in the school calendar to close for the next two weeks beginning Monday, March 16, 2020. We are taking this action, in an attempt to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Below is an explanation of changes to the school calendar:
All schools will be closed for a revised Spring Recess from Monday, March 16, 2020 through Friday, March 27, 2020.
All school activities including athletics are canceled during this time period.
At this time, it is anticipated schools will reopen Monday, March 30. However, this will be revisited if necessary.
As a result of the above, please be aware that schools will be in session Monday, April 13 through Friday, April 17, as well as, Friday, May 22.
However, for now, schools will be closed Thursday, April 9 and Friday, April 10. If this changes, we will notify you accordingly.
In light of the fluid nature of the information we are receiving about Coronavirus, further adjustments may be necessary going forward and we will communicate them to you as soon as practical.
We understand closing schools will affect families in many ways, and we thank you for your understanding and cooperation. Know that we do not make these decisions lightly. Please also know that staying at home, not engaging in social situations, as well as not visiting public places is the best way to protect you and your family from contracting Coronavirus. Please follow Department of Health guidelines on social-distancing and visiting public places.
Note: The Governor has waived the 180-day minimum requirement. However, Districts must utilize all available snow days and scheduled vacation time before they can access this waiver. Should this change, we will contact you accordingly.”
- Courtesy to Dr. Donald James from the Commack School District Website on March 13, 2020.
This pandemic has not become an issue in Commack and hopefully will never become one.
As seen in an article written on March 11th 2020 their was a custodian who worked within on of the School District building at night contracted COVID-19 but they made it very clear that this was 100% false!
We are in bizarre times for sure not just in Commack, or on Long Island and not just within United States of America but this is strange for the entire world.
Globally no living generation has seen anything like this from the Baby Boomers to the Millennials and younger.
All we can do is to remind you be sure to refer to the Center for Disease Control or the CDC’s website for the most accurate information on what precautions and events that are taking place in relation to COVID-19.
Here at Long Island Hub we wish for everyone on Long Island and within Commack to stay healthy and to try to not stress out over this event so we can all get through this together successfully.
Long Island News Post Updated March 16th, 2020
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