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TJ Kremer III, Contributing Editor
10:43 am CDT March 11, 2020

Lincoln-Way Community High School District 210 announced it would be canceling a planned Senior Citizen Breakfast with Superintendent Scott Tingley as a “proactive approach and at the recommendation of the Illinois State Board of Education in the wake of the global coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis,” in a press release sent out Wednesday, March 11.

The Senior Citizen Breakfast was planned for Friday, March 13.

“Our number one priority is the health, safety and well-bring of our students, staff, and the community,” the press release stated.

LW D210 Director of Community Relations Jennifer Hannon said that this is the only event being cancelled at this time, and that should future events be cancelled that the district would notify people via additional press releases.

“ISBE is monitoring this evolving global health crisis and is working closely with the Illinois Department of Public Health, Illinois Emergency Management Agency, the Governor’s Office, the General Assembly, and stakeholders to address all education issues related to the virus,” the release went on to state. “ISBE is actively updating their guidance to school districts as authorities learn more about the virus and its impact on local school districts.” 

As of press time March 11 there were 11 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Illinois, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported as of Tuesday, March 10, 647 confirmed cases and 25 deaths from the virus in the United States.