Parade of Windsor Elementary teachers planned for Friday

Published 12:03 pm Thursday, March 26, 2020

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Isle of Wight County Schools has scheduled another parade of teachers, staff and school administrators, this time from Windsor Elementary, for Friday morning.

The parade will begin around 10:15 a.m. in the Longview/Oliver Drive area and will travel as follows, all times being approximate:

10:30 a.m. – Smithfield Heights/Scotts Factory

10:45 a.m. – Courthouse Highway

11:05 a.m. – Clydesdale Mobile Home Park

11:30 a.m. – Windsor Woods

11:45 a.m. – Georgie Tyler Apartments

11:55 a.m. – Twin Ponds

12:15 p.m. – Windsor High/downtown area

12:50 p.m. – Holland Meadows

1 p.m. – Hidden Acres

1:15 p.m. – Windsor Manor

Earlier this week, Gov. Ralph Northam announced sweeping measures to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, to include a ban on any gathering of more than 10 people. According to Lynn Briggs, spokeswoman for the school division, parents and students are to adhere to social distancing – meaning they should watch from their door or front yard, and not congregate. The teachers will also each be in their own cars in a line of slow-moving traffic.

The event flyer further specifies that attendees should respect the six-foot minimum distance for social distancing, warning, “Safety is a must! We know our Hornets are full of excitement. Please ensure they remain a safe distance from the vehicle parade. Respect local traffic laws and ensure you are u sing sidewalks, not roadways to stand and cheer on the tour. Please do not approach the vehicle tour.”