Friday, March 13, 2020

In the News: Dean students get extra break; BAA marathon to be rescheduled

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"In light of the continuing spread of the new coronavirus, Dean College students are getting an extra-long spring break.

Administrators, led by President Paula Rooney, issued a decision on Wednesday to extend the break at least through March 22; the break was original scheduled for March 9-13.

The decision comes a day after Gov. Charlie Baker declared a state of emergency in Massachusetts regarding the respiratory illness, known as COVID-19, and as the World Health Organization on Wednesday labeled the virus a pandemic.

“Our focus is and will always be on the health, safety and well-being of our community of students, faculty and staff,” states an announcement posted by Rooney’s to the college website on Wednesday."

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"Organizers of the 2020 Boston Marathon will postpone this year’s race amid concerns about COVID-19, sources told 5 Investigates.

The 124th running of the world’s oldest and most prestigious marathon was set for April 20, Patriots’ Day. Organizers are now looking to reschedule the event for September, although an exact date has not been determined, sources tell 5 Investigates. Sources say Sept. 5 - the Saturday before Labor Day - is being considered.

Legislators are talking about creating a special holiday in the fall in order to have the Marathon be held on a holiday, WCVB has learned. The bill would be subject to the same approval process as other bills.

The Boston Athletic Association had said it was working closely with state and local officials and would adhere to policies put forth by the Department of Public Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization."

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BAA web page with updates

BAA web page with updates
BAA web page with updates

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