Wolf orders all schools closed through March 27
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf announced March 13 that all K-12 Pennsylvania schools will be closed for 10 business days effective Monday, March 16 due to the COVID-19 global pandemic.
At this time, closures will be in effect through Friday, March 27.
‘‘The administration has been working with school districts as well as state and local officials to gather input on this decision. The Wolf Administration will continue to monitor Covid-19 in the commonwealth, and at the end of 10 days will reevaluate and decide whether continued closure is needed,’’ the governor’s announcement stated.
The state Department of Education has received a waiver from the federal Department of Agriculture ‘‘to allow eligible schools to serve meals to low income students in a non-congregate setting, such as a drive-through or grab and go, during this closure. We will also work with schools to assist them with those plans.’’