Moratorium on Activities
East Butler will not be hosting or attending activities from March 16 until March 30. WE WILL BE HAVING SCHOOL. Throughout those two weeks, we will evaluate that timeline to see if it needs to be extended.
We have been closely monitoring the guidance of the Nebraska Department of Education. They are taking the COVID-19 pandemic extremely seriously and working each day with public health partners, schools, school associations, community partners, and many others.
The present guidance is that school closures that happen too soon may result in an increased spread of infection. However, closures that happen too late have the same impact. NDE is watching these situations and working diligently to establish a clear protocol for the decisions around school closures. As of 10:00 this Friday (3/13) morning, the direction from Governor Ricketts is in the event of 1 verified untraceable infection in an Educational Service Unit Area (see map) schools would close within that service area for 6 weeks or more. East Butler is in the ESU 7 service area. At this time, there are no verified untraceable infections in the ESU 7 service area.
As of right now, East Butler will continue to have school. However, starting Monday, March 16, East Butler will not host events that bring any population outside of our normal school routine into our district. Additionally, we will not attend any scheduled events outside of our district. School will be in session. Practice will be in session. Everything else is off from March 16 until a return to action on March 30. Throughout those two weeks, we will evaluate that timeline to see if it needs to be extended.
During this two week please be vigilant regarding the practices which preserve your own health and the health of those around you. Wash your hands well and often. Cover up when you cough or sneeze. Get sufficient sleep. And absolutely limit your social contact. We are attempting to reduce the likelihood of contact with people outside of your normal routine. Please do your part.
Again, this is a rapidly evolving situation. Circumstances have changed on an hourly basis. Please check back frequently and contribute to spreading the latest information we provide.