A parent-sponsored homecoming dance brings COVID-19 concerns

Last week, the Victoria I.S.D. reported 246 active student cases across the district.

VICTORIA, Texas – Some Victoria West parents are taking this year’s homecoming dance into their own hands, planning an event for mid-October.

The parent-sponsored homecoming dance is scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 16 at the Inez community center.

Last week, the Victoria I.S.D. reported 249 active cases of COVID-19 among students. There’s concern this event may bring a rise in COVID-19 cases.

A spokesperson with the Inez community center says the venue encourages everyone to follow CDC guidelines but it will not enforce any kind of COVID-19 safety protocols.

The creator of the homecoming Facebook group, which has 174 members, declined to comment about the event at this time.

Right now the Victoria I.S.D. is at level three for COVID-19, which means there are widespread confirmed cases within the school community. It requires suspending non-essential activities.

This is not a V.I.S.D and/or Victoria West sponsored event.