Illinois School Closures
As recently reported by the Illinois Information Service, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker ordered all Illinois schools closed by Tuesday, March 17, for the roughly 2 million children affected by the state’s attempt to slow the coronavirus. The order, which also includes private and charter schools, was originally placed into effect until Monday, March 30. On Friday, March 20, the order was extended until Tuesday, April 7.
Missouri School Closures
Unless otherwise noted, all school districts identified below are closed until Wednesday, April 8, with students returning to class on Monday, April 6 (unless noted otherwise):
Bowling Green Learning Center Preschool – daycare still open
Mark Twain – closed until April 15
Pike-Lincoln Technical Center
All school activities, including athletic and extracurricular practices and competitions and facility usage will be canceled during the time schools are closed. According to health officials, the idea of social distancing can significantly decrease the ability of a virus to spread and keep those who may be more vulnerable safe.