Statewide closure of Michigan schools announced

NOW: Statewide closure of Michigan schools announced

LANSIGN, Mich. – Governor Gretchen Whitmer ordered that all Kindergarten through 12th grade schools throughout the State of Michigan – both public and private – close down beginning March 16 until April 6.

“This is a necessary step to protect our kids, our families, and our overall public health,” Governor Whitmer said in a statement. “I am working with partners across state government to ensure educators, parents, and students have the support they need during this time, and to ensure our children who rely on school for meals have access to food. I know this will be a tough time, but we’re doing this to keep the most people we can safe. I urge everyone to make smart choices during this time and to do everything they can to protect themselves and their families.”

Michigan joins Ohio, Kentucky and Maryland in shutting down their schools.

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