The Walla Walla School District has issued a statement Thursday morning that announces the suspension of all out of district event participation by District students--sports, contests, field trips and any other student activities requiring them to leave the community. It also includes suspension of events that require incoming students-persons from other districts.

The statement read (in part):

"Walla Walla Public Schools will be suspending all school-sponsored out-of-district student events effective immediately. This decision also suspends all student events hosted at Walla Walla schools where outside participants would be traveling into the community. This includes activities such as home and away athletic contests, student field trips outside of our community, music contests/jamborees, and other program-related competitions/events.  

“This decision came after careful consideration, including consultation with local health officials this morning,” said Superintendent Dr. Wade Smith. “This decision did not come lightly, but is necessary to ensure the health and safety of our students, staff, and community as we respond to this pandemic health crisis.”

The District is now implementing what they call Phase 2 out of 4 when it comes to dealing with the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

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