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Old 03-13-2020, 08:47 AM
 
Location: North Texas
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Parents will be out $2,000 if they keep kids home.
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As a parent, if you were in this situation, what would you do??
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Old 03-13-2020, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Central Florida
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Parents will be out $2,000 if they keep kids home.
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As a parent, if you were in this situation, what would you do??
Keep my kid home, and sort out the money thing later. I'd hate to lose $2,000 but I put my child's safety first, as well as the safety of those my child would be interacting with when he or she returned home.
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Old 03-13-2020, 09:52 AM
 
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There is a school in NC that some friends of us attend. The senior trip was going to Florida and the school has since canceled it. They have also stated that the kids will NOT be getting the 600 dollars back.
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Old 03-13-2020, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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Whenever I book travel, I always familiarize myself with the cancellation/refund policies I'm agreeing to. If I feel like I wouldn't want to absorb the cost should I need to cancel, I'll buy cancel for any reason travel insurance.

Since the CDC is recommending social distancing and avoiding large gatherings, no way would I send my kid (if I had one) on a trip to DC even if it meant losing that $2000.

FWIW, it looks like this particular company is rethinking its stance. Especially in light of the fact that the mayor of DC has declared a state of emergency and many, many things are closing (including museums and tourist attractions) and are being cancelled (like the Cherry Blossom parade).

"The Close Up Foundation will be suspending programs until April 3, 2020 and we will continue to monitor the guidance of health and government officials to make decisions about future programs. Our outreach team will be working directly with the assigned lead teacher coordinator at schools to provide information on options for re-scheduling any affected programs. If you are a parent and/or student, please contact the teacher coordinator for your school for more information about your program. Thank you for your patience and please keep up-to-date by visiting our website (link in bio)."
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Old 03-13-2020, 11:41 AM
 
Location: STL area
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Keep my kid home, and sort out the money thing later. I'd hate to lose $2,000 but I put my child's safety first, as well as the safety of those my child would be interacting with when he or she returned home.
Exactly that
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