Kelly school leaders suspend activities as precaution against COVID-19

Impact of Sportsplex shutdown

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) - Leaders with the Kelly School District announced it’s cancelling all special events and closing facilities for the next two weeks.

The school said it is out of an abundance of caution due to the coronavirus.

”We were notified yesterday that we had girls that were in the Sportsplex, and the Sportsplex had shut down due to confirmed cases,” said Kelly Superintendent Kevin Cogdill.

Cogdill said that means all school facilities will close, causing more heartache for his 2020 graduates.

“Unfortunately, the next two weeks we were going to start decorating for prom. So unfortunately, at this time, we have had to cancel it,” he said.

Amanda Ruff is a parent who believed the school district is doing the right thing.

“They are protecting our students, our children,” she said. “They are protecting us, themselves, which is what we are supposed to be doing.”

She said she continues to follow the CDC guidelines to keep her children safe.

”Wear your mask, hand sanitizer, social distance yourself,” she said. “Don’t have other kids come into your home, that’s what we’re doing.”

Superintendent Cogdill said, as of now, school will resume as scheduled.

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