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School Board Approves Senior Class Trip to Disney World

The Montgomery Township School Board approved the senior class trip to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. The trip is planned for June 1 through June 5.

Board President Phyllis M. Bursh said the motion was approved at the January 28 board meeting with the “understanding that the Board of Education reserves the right to amend this decision at any time.” One board member, Shreesh Tiwari, voted no.

It’s been almost a full year since Disney World in Florida was forced to temporarily close down due to the coronavirus pandemic. While the park eventually reopened in July, it has continued to enforce safety standards and altered hours of operation due to the pandemic.

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One of these protocols includes the requirement of wearing a proper face covering on property, unless actively eating and drinking while stationary. A disclaimer on the Disney website states: “An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death.

According to the CDC, senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. “By visiting Disney World, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.”


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