Many Events In Everett Cancelled Or Postponed After State Of Emergency Declared

March 6, 2020

Everett

Facts not fears will help people in Everett and Snohomish County best prepare.

On Wednesday Everett, Snohomish County and the Snohomish Health District jointly declared a State of Emergency in response to the Coronavirus outbreak.

Yesterday the Snohomish Health District announced new recommendations at a joint press conference with the City of Everett and Snohomish County. Those recommendations included avoiding non-essential gatherings/large groups of 50+ people and postponing/cancelling events if possible.

Here is a list of some closures of note as city officials and others in Everett, Washington assess the situation and cancel or postpone some events, programs and gatherings:

Carl Gipson Senior Center: temporarily closed until further notice. At this time, there have not been any reported COVID-19 cases at the Senior Center. This temporary closure is intended to protect the health of those who face the highest risk of illness from COVID-19.

March 6 Coffee with a Cop: Cancelled

Parks’ March 13 benefit concert with the Lonely Hearts Club: cancelled. Everett Parks and Community Services will issue full refunds to all who registered for the concert.

Parks’ March 11 preschool open house: postponed. Stay tuned for a rescheduled date.

Public programs on Historical topics scheduled this weekend at the downtown Everett Library have been cancelled.

Congressman Rick Larsen is postponing his Town Hall set for Saturday at the south Everett library branch.

The “Pop Up” Farmers Market set for Sunday in front of the Performing Arts Center in downtown Everett is cancelled.

As the Emergency declaration recommended avoiding non-essential gatherings of groups of 50 people or more the Everett School District has updated its list of Frequently Asked Questions. Here are some of the new responses.

The Snohomish Health District just came out with a recommendation to not gather in groups of more than 50. Why, then are you still having after school activities like concerts and performances?

As the health district mentioned, public gatherings create a greater risk for those over 60 years of age or who are immune-compromised, and it is important that people make the individual choice on what is best for themselves and their family.

If your family feels at risk by attending a school event, then please make the best decision for your family. Your child will not be penalized for not attending.

Can students engage in remote or online learning?

There is not a need to close the schools at this point. We are looking into all of the factors involved in providing equitable education to all students should there come a time when we fill it is necessary to close schools.

Will my student’s absence be excused if they need to stay home related to Coronavirus safety concerns?

Yes, your student’s absence will be excused because of your Coronavirus safety concerns. As with every absence, you will need to contact the school and send a note within 30 days of returning to school.

You may contact your student’s teacher who will communicate with you individually about classroom assignments to allow your student to keep up with their schoolwork while they are physically out.

Your student may also keep up in school by using existing learning tools they have been using at school this year. For example, elementary students have been using iReady, Prodigy and Khan Academy and secondary students have been using Google Classroom, Teacher Website, OpenUp Math and Canvas.

You can see the full Q+A on the Everett School District websitefull Q+A on the Everett School District websitefull Q+A on the Everett School District website.



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