All schools will close for two weeks in Maryland starting Monday, State Superintendent of Maryland Schools Karen Salmon said at a news conference today.
The schools will remain closed until March 27, Salmon said.
As a result of the closure, make-up days will take place during spring break, which was scheduled for mid-April, Salmon said.
Students who receive meals will continue to receive food through programs, Salmon said.
The Maryland Department of Education is also working to give childcare options to residents who must continue to work such as health care providers, Salmon said.