From Staff Reports
Valentine’s Day is a time for being sweet on a loved one – be it a date, children or others needing a bit of joy.
That said, COVID-19 continues to cause health concerns, making that box of chocolates a worry for viruses that could make many sick.
The Slaton Independent School District announced Feb. 2 that this year, no items will be able to be delivered to the schools for Valentine’s Day.
“Out of an abundance of caution, students will not be handing out Valentine cards and we won’t be accepting any deliveries to school,” said the District in a statement on Facebook.
That does not mean that Valentine’s Day got shot with a “viral arrow” from the COVID “Cupid.”
Superintendent Jim Andrus said during a Scoop Studio event the District had partnered with Jan Brush at Pauline’s Flowers for orders. “If you want to order something for your child, then leave it here at Pauline’s,’ he said. “We can’t deliver it to school, but you can come by after school, go by and pick up your kids, bring them over here and she’ll have these waiting for you.”
The District also encouraged everyone to support local businesses for their Valentine’s Day needs, whether for flowers, chocolate, dinner or other goodies.
For more information, please read the Thursday edition of The Slatonite.