March 26, 2020
After careful consideration and thoughtful discussions with local public and private school administrators in Lawrence County, the Lawrence County Health Department has concurred that all schools in Lawrence County close until April 24th. Please understand, this was not a decision that was taken lightly and we understand that this will create hardships for many families and maybe even leave some angry. However, we believe that by implementing these closures, we can help slow the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19).
These are new, unchartered waters. Even though Lawrence County currently has zero cases, we have several community members being tested daily and have to be realistic that it will only be a matter of time before it reaches our communities. We are a small county which means we have smaller resources of staff and medical providers. Slowing spread can help control overburdening our clinics and hospitals as well as our health department who conduct disease investigation if it arises.
We ask for your patience and cooperation during this difficult and overwhelming time. We are ALL in this together and our goal is for everyone to stay healthy.
Janella Spencer, RN, BSN Administrator