HARRISBURG, Pa. (KDKA) – All K-12 schools in Pennsylvania will be closed for another two weeks amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Schools were set to reopen after this Friday, but in a Monday afternoon press conference, Gov. Tom Wolf announced all statewide mitigation efforts — including school closures — will be extended for two more weeks.READ MORE: Businesses Hope Partial Closure Of Fort Duquesne Boulevard Will Breathe Life Back Into Downtown
Protecting the health and safety of students, families, teachers, and all employees who work in our schools is paramount during this national health crisis – we must continue our efforts to mitigate the spread of #COVID19.
— PA Department of Education (@PADeptofEd) March 23, 2020READ MORE: NASA Rocket Launch Should Be Visible Along East Coast Saturday Night
“These measures may seem extreme,” Gov. Wolf said. “However, we are in desperate times and need to make drastic changes in order to save lives.”
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At the same press conference, Gov. Wolf put in place a stay-at-home order for several counties, including Allegheny County. The order was also issued for Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Monroe and Montgomery counties.MORE NEWS: Couple Arrested For Alleged Horrific Child Abuse After Kids Found Handcuffed In Car
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