Dickinson County Schools Ordered to Close

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ABILENE – The Dickinson County Health Officer has ordered the closure of all schools in the county.

These closures include:

  • USD 393 Solomon
  • USD 435 Abilene
  • USD 473 Chapman
  • USD 481 Hope/Rural Vista
  • USD 487 Herington

These districts will be closed through March 29th. At which time, health officials say they will re-evaluate and determine if further closures are necessary.

Dickinson County Health officials also strongly recommend that any public gatherings of 100 people or more be canceled.

“As the COVID-19 outbreak evolves, we strongly encourage event organizers and staff to prepare the possibility of outbreaks in our community,” the Dickinson County Health Department said in a statement Friday. “Creating an emergency plan for mass gatherings and large community events can help protect you and the health of your event participants and our community.”

Dickinson County Health officials says they will provide further updates as necessary.

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