Central Florida schools suspend student field trips involving air travel amid coronavirus concerns

Several school districts are suspending student field trips as coronavirus concerns increase.

Orange County Public Schools (OCPS), Brevard County School District, Volusia County Schools, and the Seminole County School District said that all student field trips involving air travel have been suspended immediately.

"While we have been advised by experts that the risk to young people remains low, we encourage everyone to continue to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines and to follow healthy habits," OCPS said in a statement. "Hand washing with soap and water remains the best prevention."

This will last through the end of the current school year. District and school staff will work with parents and travel companies on appropriate cancellation arrangements.

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Superintendents across Central Florida are monitoring COVID-19.

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