Dartmouth High cancels trips to Europe amid coronavirus fears

Mar 9, 2020

Two trips to Europe planned for this spring have been canceled due to concerns over coronavirus outbreaks, according to Superintendent of Dartmouth Schools Bonny Gifford.

She said over the weekend that the trips — one to Greece and another to Prague and Berlin — had been planned for April, adding that there have not been any recent school trips to Europe or Asia. 

Other steps taken by the school system to prepare for a possible coronavirus outbreak in the community include meeting with the town’s Board of Health and school nurses to discuss what to do in case anyone comes down with the virus.

“As of now we are posting information received from CDC and other health organizations as we receive it,” Gifford noted. “Folks can find links on our website as well as our Facebook page. I also sent an informational letter via an email blast to our families, noting the CDC guidance and basic steps to take to reduce chances of contracting the virus.”

Gifford stated that members of the public should wash their hands regularly, cover any coughs and sneezes, and stay home if sick.