Cohasset officials have elected to cancel two school trips in response to Coronavirus concerns and Governor Baker's request
Two school field trips have been canceled by Cohasset schools in the wake of growing coronavirus concerns.
Cohasset officials had already been contemplating the cancellation of trips abroad, including one to Thailand. The decision was made after Governor Charlie Baker on Wednesday urged Massachusetts school districts to cancel foreign trips.
Superintendent Patrick Sullivan Wednesday said that after meeting with the district's leadership team and taking notice of Governor Baker's request, the decision was made to cancel student trips to Quebec and Thailand.
"Following Governor Bakerís recommendations, our international trips are cancelled at this time," Sullivan wrote in an email.
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Sullivan added that administration will be looking at a planned domestic trip to the Grand Canyon, and all future domestic trips, on a "case-by-case basis."
Cohasset plans to analyze each instance while "staying in tune with developing information."
Sullivan said earlier this week that the schools will be working with the travel company to find potential solutions to the canceled trips, as well as any future trips.
ďWeíre going to make sure itís safe to travel...Caution will rule the day."
Earlier this week it was announced that one Cohasset resident has already being placed under self-imposed quarantine after possible exposure to the virus.