HUDSON — The city school district is canceling or postponing events in response to recommendations officials received from public health authorities about how to deal with the coronavirus.

District Superintendent Phil Herman on Wednesday said all students performances or assemblies and field trips will be postponed or canceled "until further notice."

"Each school building will provide a list of those activities that are being impacted in their upcoming announcements," said Herman in a letter to district families. "Students who are involved in field trips will be notified directly."

Herman said spring sports practices will occur as scheduled, but he also noted that information on this subject is "changing daily." He added that before- and after-school child care, and after-school student activities will continue to take place. 

While noting that Gov. Mike DeWine has not recommended closing K-12 schools, Herman said districts are being asked "to prepare for the possibility of extended school closure."

If the schools are required to close, Herman said teachers will spend two days finalizing online lesson plans and student learning lessons.

"Our teachers and staff are working diligently to plan for this potential learning environment," stated Herman. "Detailed information will be provided to all students and families in the event of the schools closing."

With many families planning to travel for spring break, Herman encouraged them to review the Center for Disease Control’s travel web page at

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