Kentucky's governor recommended public and private schools close for at least two weeks. From Thursday to April 12, campuses are closed to the general public, including groups with planned events on campus.
"This is a necessary step to protect our kids, our families, and our overall public health", said Whitmer in a statement.
Some low-income students also rely on school lunch and breakfasts as a lifeline. "We do not know for sure how many do not have devices at home and numbers without Internet".
Leaders in all three counties echoed one another in the call for supporting families during a time of uncertainty.
Feeding America is a nationwide network of food banks that feeds more that 46 million people through pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and many other community-based agencies across the United States.
While this is unfortunate news, we want to thank Gov. Whitmer for taking action. "Virtually everybody has a phone and so we will make a hotspot like nearby that people can go in and have access to so that they can still do their online learning through their phone".
Save the Children will continue its work with local partners and pantries to provide nutritious meals in low-income communities.
As of Wednesday, at least 24 people in the state have died from COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus.
Thursday and Friday's performances of District 155's production of "Fiddler on the Roof" also have been canceled for current ticket holders, which will render pre-sold tickets invalid.
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Soleimani spearheaded Iranian military operations in the Middle East and was regarded as a terrorist by the US. Afterward, on December 31, a mob made of Iranian-backed militia members and their supporters attacked the U.S.
School districts have begun closing for extended periods in response to the coronavirus outbreak in MI, with new presumptive positive cases identified Thursday evening bringing the total so far to twelve. The district did not state a source but said it is awaiting test results. Ann Arbor schools will also remain closed until April 6. While Loudoun County has not experienced the extent of presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 as some other areas within our nation or globally and has not had cases that meet the definition of community transmission, we are making this decision out of an abundance of caution.
Wasatch County has not identified any COVID-19 cases as of this report. Communications Director John Moss says if they close schools they would have faculty come to school and teach students remotely.
On Friday, the SYCSD will be collaborating with York County Emergency Management, the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Pennsylvania Department of Education to asses the risks and the safety of students moving forward, the district said.
"All school buildings, activities for students including school day instruction and extracurricular activities, childcare, before and after school services, health services, enrichment are cancelled", said Superintendent Vincent Matthews at a press conference Thursday afternoon.
Lake Washington School District, which includes Kirkland, the epicenter of the outbreak in Washington state, announced Wednesday that schools will close beginning Thursday.
"We appreciate the patience and support of our families and the community as we work with local, state, and national authorities to make decisions in the best interest of our students, staff, and the greater community".
District officials are planning for closure.
Multiple districts in Phoenix said Thursday they would be canceling classes as health officials worked to address the spread of the virus.
"Cancellations will be communicated by each program an school through our Skylert message system, emails and building Facebook pages", Craven said in his statement posted to the district's social media pages.