Governor Orders Nevada K-12 Schools To Close Over Coronavirus Fears

Closure Goes Through April 13th In Clark County

Mitch Kelly
March 15, 2020 - 4:03 pm
Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak speaks during the Clark County Democrats Kick Off to Caucus Gala at Tropicana Las Vegas February 15, 2020

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LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - In a continuing effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus, Governor Steve Sisolak ordered that all of Nevada's K-12 schools be closed, effective Monday.  Schools will be shut down through at least April 6.  The Clark County closure will last through April 13th, as it includes the previously scheduled Spring Break period of April 6-12.

After April 6th, individual districts throughout the state will be examined on a case by case basis to determine whether re-opening the schools can begin. That determination will be made by Nevada's chief medical officer.

Clark County School Superintendant Jesus Jara spoke after Governor Sisolak, saying it's not yet known how make-up days for the missed time will be handled.

Calls for Nevada schools to close became increasingly louder in recent days, with a dozen other states ordering their schools to shut down as cases of the novel coronavirus spread.

Schools will continue to provide free breakfast and lunch for students, with a list of locations where students can go below.