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Gov. Brown orders schools closed until April 28

This extends the closures to a total of six weeks.

Posted: Mar 17, 2020 4:51 PM
Updated: Apr 9, 2020 6:08 PM

SALEM, Ore. -- Gov. Kate Brown announced Tuesday school closures must be extended until April 28.

Brown initially set closures to two weeks in response to the spread of novel coronavirus.

Students will now be out of school for a total of six weeks.

Below are additional instructions from the governor:

  • Schools must provide learning support and supplemental services to students and families, including meals and child care.
  • Districts may call on educators and employees to deliver limited learning and support services.
  • Districts will pay all their regular employees during the closure.
  • The Oregon Department of Education, Oregon Health Authority and Department of Human Services must continue mental health services.

“I do not take the decision to extend school closures lightly,” Brown said. “This will have real impacts on Oregon’s students, parents, and educators. But we must act now to flatten the curve and slow the rate of COVID-19 transmission in Oregon, otherwise we face a higher strain on our medical system and greater loss of life to this disease.”

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