Updated: April 15, 2021 10:37 PM
Created: April 15, 2021 06:36 PM
There won't be any proms for Duluth schools students this year. The district made the announcement in the Thursday update sent to parents.
The statement said, "In consulting with health officials and reviewing current local COVID rates, it’s clear in-person proms for Denfeld and Duluth East in May will not be possible without risking substantial COVID spread. As of April 14, local COVID rates are approaching 40 and health officials are projecting those rates to rise.
In discussions with district and school administration and student leaders, there’s consensus that it’s best to make the decision to cancel prom now, rather than have students and families spend time, money and resources and then cancel.
While it was emphasized that plans for prom could change due to COVID, some disappointment in hearing this news is also understandable."
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