Several events have been canceled and institutions have temporarily closed due to Covid-19 concerns.
Lake County Schools
Schools have announced they will not be open until April 1. The announcement came following a statement from Governor Bill Lee on Monday urging all schools to close. Schools statewide are expected to close by Friday, March 20 and remain closed until March 31. Lake County Schools were on spring break this week.
Superintendent Sherry Darnell spoke at the Lake County Commission meeting Monday night. She informed commissioners that the maintenance and custodial staff are deep cleaning schools and busses.
The schools will be providing meals for students twice each day, beginning March 23. Lake County Schools released the following information:
“Families may pick up food at the location that is most convenient for them regardless of grade. Each day we will provide lunch for that day and breakfast for the following day, except on Monday, March 23rd, when we will provide students with two breakfasts (one for Monday and one for Tuesday) and one lunch.
“Guidelines for picking up food:
1. Food is to go only, no eating on site.
2. Pick up at LCHS will be in front of the gym.
3. Pick up at LK will be in front of the main entrance to the office.
4. When picking up food you will be asked to provide the names of the students you are picking up food for.
“The pick-up times are as follows:
Monday: March 23rd
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Tuesday, March 24 until further notice
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon”
Senior Centers in Lake County have temporarily suspended events, including congregate meals. Ridgely Senior Center is hosting events through the end of this week (March 20). The centers will make boxed meals available for pickup.
Lake County Employment Fair
The employment fair scheduled for March 25 has been canceled.
Gibson Electric Membership Corporation members meeting
The GEMC members’ meeting scheduled for March 26 at Obion County Central High School has been canceled. “I sincerely hope we can look back on this as an unnecessary precaution,” said Gibson EMC President and CEO Dan Rodamaker, “but our utmost responsibility is the safety of our members and employees.”
Rural Reelfoot Ministries Daycare
Rural Reelfoot Ministries Daycare is closed this week due to spring break and will remain closed until April 6. Employees have conducted a deep clean of the facility this week.
In-person court hearings have been suspended through March.
Discovery Park of America
Discovery Park of America will remain closed to the public through March 31. For students home from school, the DPA team will share extra content on their Facebook page.
Tiptonville Dairy Queen has closed the dining room until further notice. However, window and call-in orders can still be placed.