COVID-19: Delaware public schools close for two weeks
DELAWARE – Governor John Carney has directed all Delaware public schools to close from March 16th to March 27th, to allow schools to prepare for the potential spread of coronavirus.
In a letter to the superintendent, John Carney writes:
“Over the next two weeks, the State of Delaware will work with school leaders and public health experts to create a plan for Delaware students and educators as this coronavirus outbreak continues. We will specifically prepare for the potential impact of extended school closures on Delaware children and their families. Public school leaders should also undertake a deep cleaning of their facilities during the two-week closure.”
Carney says he will work with districts to provide learning opportunities, meals and social services for students in the event of an extended closure. He says many students rely on school meals for nutrition and other important social services.