Kansas schools cancel classes due to COVID-19

Faith Holliday, Business Manager

COVID-19 was recently announced to be an official global pandemic, with countries all around the world taking action against this virus. In Kansas, preparations have begun in order to combat this disease.

Several Kansas colleges have cancelled classes indefinitely, including Kansas State University, the University of Kansas, MidAmerica Nazarene University and Emporia State University, with several public school districts cancelling as well. 

As schools and businesses continue to close, many students have been speculating that spring break will be extended in Olathe in order to deal with the spread of the virus. While nothing has been announced yet, district officials have been meeting to discuss this pandemic and how it will affect Olathe.

As of March 12, over 1,500 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the United States, and 38 people have died. There have been four cases recorded in Kansas and zero deaths.

While no cancellations of Olathe school activities have been confirmed, students can limit their risk of catching and spreading this virus by using proper hand washing protocols and practicing good overall hygiene.