Schools close following state of emergency declaration

Schools and classrooms across the state are empty this Monday morning as the coronavirus outbreak continues. 

During his state of emergency declaration on Saturday, Governor Tate Reeves asked Mississippi schools to extend their Spring Breaks through at least March 20th. While the final decision must be made by each individual school district, many have followed the Governor’s recommendation. 

For the full list of closures from the Mississippi Department of Education, click here. 

Because the Governor declared a state emergency, state law gives the Mississippi State Board of Education the flexibility to waive the requirement that schools operate for 180 days.

Mississippi’s eight public universities have also extended their Spring Breaks and will shift to online courses when the semester resumes.

Currently, Mississippi has 10 confirmed cases of the virus across the state. For more information, visit the Department of Health’s website. 

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