ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - The Anchorage School District announced Friday that it is canceling all school-sponsored international trips during the months of March and April.
About 120 students are impacted by these cancellations and around eight total trips are canceled.
The district says the decision comes after the increased spread of the novel coronavirus and the advisories outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and the U.S. Department of State.
The district also plans to monitor domestic travel as the spread of the virus increases. It has no immediate plans to cancel trips within the United States.
This announcement comes shortly before spring break for the district, which starts March 6 for students and ends on March 13. The district asks parents to be mindful of the risk, current guidelines, quarantines, and restrictions as they take their children on vacation outside of the U.S.
ASD plans to re-evaluate the international travel cancellation in May as the situation develops.
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