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A2 Weekend of March 21-22, 2020
The Dalles Chronicle
School closures extended
Continued from page A1
Productions, combining to popular commu-
“The partnership brings major events that
are truly focused on our amazing community
together to combine fireworks, vendors, con-
certs, the Cherry Trail, a parade and more,”
said McClintock. “We are very excited about
this partnership and look forward to having
both events flourish together as one.”
Connie Ford, chari of the chamber board,
said the combined festivities were good
news. “This collaboration will make for an
incredible weekend. Something for everyone!
I look forward to it.”
This rescheduled date allows an opportu-
nity for organizers to create a fresh expe-
rience, and plans are already in motion to
make it bigger and better
To learn more about the rescheduled festi-
val, visit www.northwestcherryfestival.com.
Updates will be posted in the coming weeks.
TD considers emergency
The City of The Dalles announced
Thursday at noon that a special meeting
will be held Friday, March 20, at noon. The
emergency meeting was to be held via Zoom
(telephone) due to COVID 19.
The city was to consider a resolution
declaring a state of emergency due to the
COVID-19 pandemic and a motion will be
made to establish lines of succession.
“In an effort to prevent, slow and stop the
spread of COVID-19 to our citizens, city offic-
es will be limiting business to phone, email
and online service,” explained city clerk Izetta
Grossman. If you are not sure how to access
services online, or you need assistance, call
541-296-5481, Ext. 1119. Response time may
vary depending on staffing.
Effective Tuesday, March 17, the city can-
celed all non-essential meetings and all city
lobbies were closed to the public. Staff re-
mains available by phone and the drop box at
city hall: planning department applications
will also be accepted via the drop box. Utility
payments and planning application fees can
be paid online. www.thedalles.org.
Find results of Friday’s meeting online free
on the home page of the Chronicle, www.
In an effort to reduce the spread of
COVID-19 across the state, schools in
Oregon are now closed through Tuesday,
April 28, 2020. This includes all schools in
the North Wasco County School District,
Superintendent Candy Armstrong said in a
The District will continue to provide meals
to children ages 1-18 on a to-go basis through
out the closure. Children must be present in
order for meals to be provided. The current
sites for meals are Chenowith Elementary
and The Dalles Middle School from 11 a.m.
to 12 p.m., Monday through Friday. Meals
will also be served during the week of spring
break, March 23-27. Any updates to times
and locations will be posted on the District
website and Facebook page. www.nwas-
co.k12.or.us and Facebook: North Wasco
County School District #21.
District staff are currently making plans
for providing supplemental education to stu-
dents K-12 following spring break, Armstrong
said. “Support for our high school seniors to
meet graduation requirements is a priority.
Plans are also underway for North Wasco
County School District to provide supple-
mental services and emergency manage-
ment services to our community’s first
responders, emergency workers and health
care professionals. “We will be in commu-
nication with our community partners as
information is ready to be shared,” she said.
Everyone is encouraged to stay home if
you have a fever or are ill, follow the social
distancing protocols —staying at least three
feet (ideally six feet) away from others in
social gathering, using proper handwashing
techniques (soap and water for at least 20
seconds) and utilize coughing and sneezing
etiquette (use tissue to cover mouth and
nose, or sleeve and wash your hands follow-
ing coughing or sneezing).
“Know that the safety and wellbeing of our
students, staff, parents and community are
our highest priority and we will do everything
in our power, together with community part-
ners, the state and the nation to help ‘flatten
the curve’ and save lives,” Armstrong said.
The Oregon School Activities Association
(OSAA) has also extended the suspension of
both interscholastic practices and contests
for sports and activities for all member
schools through April 28. The OSAA execu-
tive board clarified the language regarding
usage of high school facilities and commu-
nication between coaches and participants
during the moratorium-like suspension pe-
riod Thursday, March 19, 2020. This updated
information, in the form of questions and
answers, may be accessed at http://www.
The Klickitat County Board of County
Commissioners Chairman Rex Johnston,
along with Goldendale Mayor Mike Canon
and Bingen Mayor Betty Barnes, verbally
issued Declarations of Emergency Saturday,
March 14, 2020, joining White Salmon Mayor
Marla Keethler, who had issued their dec-
laration on March 13, 2020. The declaration
See COVID-19, page A4
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