A lot has changed since this week’s issue went to press. Here’s what we know about how the coronavirus pandemic has impacted our community:
• Big Horn County School District cancelled a number of activities, including its Dr. Seuss night celebration last night, the Make-A-Wish volleyball fundraiser on Saturday and the Art in the Dark exhibit planned for Tuesday night.
• The WHSAA is meeting today via conference call to discuss the fate of all spring high school activities, including track and soccer which are the two most common in this part of the state.
• In a letter to parents today, Supt. Mark Rose said even though there have been no confirmed coronavirus reports in Greybull schools, the district is preparing for the possibility of being ordered to close schools. If that were to happen, it would need to rely on technology and distance learning to finish out the year. The district is conducting a technology audit, trying to determine how many households are without internet service. If this pertains to you, please contact your child’s school.
Rose’s letter also states, “We are taking extra cleaning precautions, including fogging with virus-killing disinfectant in schools and on busses daily. We are mandating hand washing, providing hand sanitizer (as available.).”
• To our knowledge, the only weekend events that have not been called off are the Spring Home & Gift Show happening Saturday at the Herb Asp Community Center in Greybull and the St. Patrick’s Dinner starting at 5 p.m. at Shell Hall.
• On direction from UW, the Extension Service has cancelled its Extravaganza scheduled for Wednesday, March 18. In a Facebook post, Extension said it hopes to reschedule.
• The Greybull Fire Department’s annual fund drive on Monday is still on. You’ll hear the sirens and start seeing the firemen go door to door around 6 p.m.
We will continue to update this site as information becomes available.