Bethel Public Schools, like many surrounding school districts, will be rescheduling or cancelling some upcoming events as a precaution to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
There have been questions about why schools aren't closing. District officials say the recommendation is just for activities to be postponed or cancelled is because children are not affected by the virus in the same way as adults. In school, they are able to effectively monitor the overall health of students and ensure prevention protocols are properly implemented. They are, however, unable to extend monitoring to community members such as parents and grandparents.
Bethel School officials are focusing on events leading up to April vacation, trying to reschedule each event in late May or June. But they are also looking at later events that may impact students or families financially, such as the Junior Prom, to minimize the impact.