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Parma schools suspend all student functions until further notice amid coronavirus

Parma City Schools made the announcement in an overnight Facebook post.

PARMA, Ohio — As the school year quickly approaches, Parma City Schools have announced their decision to suspend all student functions until further notice.

This change, which was posted on Facebook overnight, takes effect at 7 a.m. Friday, July 31.

It comes after the Cuyahoga County Board of Health recommended that schools stop extracurricular activities amid the COVID-19 pandemic, like sports, band and theater. The Board of Health is also advising school districts to begin classes this fall with all remote learning.

RELATED: Cuyahoga County Board of Health recommends schools start year with remote learning; no sports or other extracurricular activities

Parma City Schools said that emergency food distribution will still continue as planned.

Reaction quickly poured in on social media. Here was some of the feedback:

- "This really sucks!!! These kids needed the sports at least something. Nope you took it all away."

-  "This sucks but it is definitely NOT what Parma City Schools wants to do. They want this year to look like the school year two years ago. Unfortunately things have changed a lot in the last 6 months and the District unfortunately is forced to give up their desires for our children and make really hard decisions based upon what the county and state say. They don’t want this. They want regular school, all the sports, all the field trips. They want business as usual, but usual can’t happen right now and it sucks for everyone. It all sucks. But I can’t blame the district because I know they don’t like it any more than we do. I hate it. They hate it. But it is what it is. Colleges will adapt for admissions too, because they have to, because even if they don’t want to they will know they don’t have a choice, we just don’t have the options we did before."

- "My son needs the Band and Cross country credits for his gym credits this year. He’s a senior. This is so unfair to our kids."

- "This is so sad!!! So disappointed with this district."

- "I feel so bad for my son. He’s devastated. These poor kids."