Schools discontinue facility use amid COVID-19 concerns

Klamath Falls, OR

Due to this week’s spike in COVID-19 cases, Klamath County School District, Klamath Falls City Schools, and Hosanna Christian School have discontinued use of their facilities by outside groups as of Oct. 29. This includes weekend games and activities scheduled on school fields and campuses.

As of Thursday morning, Klamath County Public Health reported 21 new cases of COVID-19 in the county.

“We are concerned we are trending in the wrong direction,” said Glen Szymoniak, superintendent of the Klamath County School District. “We are doing everything we can to keep our schools open and improve metrics so we can have more students back in school.”

This is the second time this month the districts and Hosanna have had to discontinue facility use because of concerns about increasing numbers of COVID-19 cases in the county. The schools worked with community groups to reopen facilities last week after the number of new cases decreased for two weeks in a row.