by Alonzo Salazar
SPRINGER — Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the New Mexico governor initially decided to close all public schools for just three weeks. As time progressed the number of COVID-19 cases has gone up and the governor had no choice but to close all New Mexico schools for the remainder of the school year. Due to this action, a lot of the local high school seniors are very upset because they may not get to experience their traditional graduation nor will they get to experience going to their final prom. Along with that, all senior trips have been canceled. The town locals are trying their hardest to cheer up the seniors. During this time, all staff and teachers will continue to get paid, and all missed days will not have to be made up in the future. All school personnel, except administration and custodial staff, are restricted from accessing any parts of the building at any time period. During this time, we all can do our part to limit the spread of COVID-19 by taking simple steps such as washing your hands, frequently wiping down surfaces, and covering your mouth when you sneeze or cough. If we all take these steps we can slowly move towards a safer and cleaner future!