After discussions with the Okaloosa County Department of Health, Okaloosa Schools will be postponing all out-of-county and out-of-state field trips and sports trips effective immediately. The district is also contacting athletic teams and other student groups who are scheduled to come to Okaloosa County to inform them that these activities have been postponed.
“We do not take this decision lightly.”Okaloosa Superintendent of Schools Marcus Chambers.
“The disappointment and inconvenience these cancellations will cause are obvious, but the safety and well-being of our students and employees is paramount”, said Okaloosa Superintendent of Schools Marcus Chambers. “Several out-of-county trips were called back this morning after receiving updated information from the Department of Health. Information regarding how best to protect our students and staff has been fluid and we will continue to take steps that we believe are in the best interests of all.”
At this time, in-county athletic competitions between Okaloosa county teams and in-county field trips may continue as scheduled.