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Groesbeck closes school

Classes to resume Mar. 30

As a public health precaution to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Groesbeck ISD has decided to extend Spring Break and cancels all classes, events, practices, etc. for Mon. Mar. 16, 2020. It is expected that campuses and facilities will be closed through Fri. Mar. 27, 2020.

To minimize the potential spread of COVID-19, beginning Mon. Mar. 16, no extracurricular or UIL activities will take place until further notice. The extended break will allow the district time to assess the situation. As decisions are made beyond the coming weeks.

Campuses will be contacting students and parents to discuss instructional support and food service opportunities during this time of closure.

“Our top priority is the health and safety of our students, staff, and community,” stated GISD Superintendent, Dr. James Cowley in a recent press release. “We will continue to monitor the evolving situation regarding the coronavirus outbreak and will make decisions based on the information we receive from the state, local, and regional agencies.”

As of now, students should plan to return to campus on Monday, March 30 to resume school.

Officials from the Limestone County Fair Association will be meeting on Mon. Mar. 16 to discuss any changes in the upcoming events. We will continue to work to keep updates posted as avaialble.


Heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer are conditions listed by the Centers for Disease Control that increase the risk of severe symptoms by the virus. Those that are high risk are encouraged to call a doctor if symptoms develop. For those that aren’t sick enough to be hospitalized, home recovery is possible. Follow doctors’ instructions and refer to CDC recommendations for treatment at cdc.gov. Symptoms of COVID‑19 may show up from two to 14 days after exposure. Steps following symptoms of the virus depend on the risk of the individual. High-risk individuals include those that are 65 years or older, with medical conditions and have weakened immune systems. DSHS also has recommendations, statewide updates, and news at www.dshs.state.tx.us/coronavirus/.

Groesbeck Journal

P.O. Box 440
Groesbeck, TX 76642
Phone: 254-729-5103
Fax: 254-729-0362