Officials with the Metropolitan School District of North Posey County have put a halt on all extracurricular activities for elementary schools and junior high schools in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 in their community.
District administration made the call on Monday after meeting to review current COVID-19 numbers within the schools, basing the decision to suspend extracurricular activities off of the increased number of quarantines in elementary and Junior High sports teams.
"Due to these numbers, we have decided to follow some area corporations and implement a few changes," a statement from MSD of North Posey said. "We are going to postpone all ECA activities for the elementary schools and Junior High for the remainder of 2020."
Additionally, all Christmas concerts at MSD of North Posey elementary schools are going to be virtual, but junior high programs will be permitted to continue as planned. All high school activities will also proceed as planned.
As of now, extracurricular activities within the district are scheduled to resume on Friday, Jan. 1, 2021, to allow custodial staff to thoroughly disinfect schools over the break.