A long-scheduled high school trip to China had been cancelled due to the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus.
“At Monday’s Lamoille South school board meeting, Wrend commended Stowe foreign language teacher Mairead Harris for her “tremendous outreach” to her counterparts in China from the earliest days of the virus. She said there was “some financial impact” to families, but the general feedback on the decision to pull the plug has been positive.
According to The New York Times, the respiratory illness is so new that it doesn’t even have a name yet — coronavirus is a category of viruses that lead to pneumonia-like illnesses in those who contract it. It is considered to be as contagious as the flu, and has infected more than 17,000 people in at least 23 countries.
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