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Colleges, schools adjust for coronavirus concerns, ahead of Spring Break

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The dominos continue to fall.

Tech's big announcement left nearby colleges and school districts scrambling for an action plan Thursday.


In Levelland, South Plains College also made the decision to extend spring break an extra week. After that, most classes that can will transition online until further notice. 


"Some of them are just not practical to offer online. As you can imagine we have a lot of technical education. How do you teach welding, how do you teach automotive industry classes online? You really can't. Those are very hands-on type courses," President Robin Satterwhite said.


Wayland Baptist in Plainview began shifting to online classes that will last until April 6.

LCU announced a delayed start in classes following spring break until Wednesday the 25th. Student services will be available beginning that Monday.


Meanwhile, most grade school districts remain hesitant to cancel classes. Although, out of an abundance of caution, both Plainview and New Deal ISDs have canceled class on Friday.


As of Thursday, the health department has not confirmed any COVID-19 cases in our area. 


In a joint statement, Frenship, Lubbock and Lubbock-Cooper ISDs maintained their administrations are "closely monitoring the situation and tracking information provided by local, state and national healthcare providers." While students are out for spring break, they will also "heighten the level of cleaning" to prepare for their return. 


Taking one step further, Lubbock ISD announced a travel ban"on all school sanctioned travel. Through June 30, no travel out-of-state or past a 200 mile radius outside the city will be allowed.


Roosevelet, Brownfield and Levelland have not made changes to their schedules at the moment.


If students are traveling over the break, they are asked to take all necessary precautions, and keep up to date on the latest information on the CDC website

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