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Governor announces all K-12 schools will close until May

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Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Thursday all K-12 schools will remain closed until May 1.

Posted: Mar 19, 2020 1:17 PM
Updated: Mar 19, 2020 6:56 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (WLFI) — Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Thursday all K-12 public and non-public schools will remain closed until May 1 amid the coronavirus outbreak.

The date may be revised to extend through the end of the 2019-2020 school year "if circumstances warrant."

"We may have to close permanently," said Holcomb. "We will make that call down the road."

Holcomb also announced all state mandated assessments are canceled for the current academic year.

"If we get students back this year, we will use that time for instruction," said Holcomb.

The governor also asked Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Jennifer McCormick to pursue any federal waivers needed to cancel the requirements for accountability, chronic absenteeism and state-mandated assessments. 

McCormick said new guidelines will be coming regarding graduating seniors.

"Our goal is to make sure we graduate seniors," said McCormick.

Lafayette, West Lafayette and Tippecanoe schools had previously announced their buildings would be closed starting March 16 and through spring break. 

The governor also announced the current state of emergency will be expanded an additional 30 days when it expires on April 5.

There were 56 total cases of coronavirus in the state as of Thursday, including within Tippecanoe County. 

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Indiana Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 664446

Reported Deaths: 12663
CountyCasesDeaths
Marion909511650
Lake48568884
Allen36004640
Hamilton32182398
St. Joseph30166513
Elkhart25453419
Vanderburgh21300382
Tippecanoe20143203
Johnson16407361
Porter16042276
Hendricks15877300
Clark12018181
Madison11776319
Vigo11660231
Monroe10379163
Delaware9870179
LaPorte9802198
Howard9083199
Kosciusko8582111
Bartholomew7488147
Warrick7438151
Hancock7428133
Floyd7243170
Wayne6648192
Grant6446157
Boone610989
Morgan6106126
Dubois5925112
Dearborn549969
Cass547299
Marshall5439105
Henry542594
Noble510578
Jackson465167
Shelby461991
Lawrence4193113
Harrison402564
Gibson402083
Clinton396753
Montgomery389683
DeKalb387178
Knox357885
Miami357863
Whitley350237
Huntington347377
Steuben339555
Wabash332676
Putnam331260
Ripley327862
Adams324749
Jasper318143
White297952
Jefferson295874
Daviess285696
Fayette272156
Decatur271188
Greene262080
Posey261431
Wells258675
Scott251350
LaGrange241870
Clay241444
Randolph225676
Spencer218930
Jennings216344
Washington212827
Sullivan203639
Fountain202142
Starke189051
Owen183253
Fulton179837
Jay178528
Carroll176619
Perry173736
Orange171250
Rush165322
Vermillion161442
Franklin159635
Tipton148441
Parke140016
Pike128233
Blackford120727
Pulaski107344
Newton96632
Brown95140
Benton92213
Crawford91713
Martin80314
Warren75914
Switzerland7558
Union67510
Ohio54011
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