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Michigan schools to close Monday


March 13, 2020

Associated Press

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announces she is ordering all schools in Michigan closed from Monday through April 5 Thursday in response to the presence of COVID-19, or the coronavirus, in the state. There are 12 presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 in Michigan as of Thursday.


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LANSING - Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced late Thursday that she was ordering the closure of all public, private and boarding K-12 school facilities in the state from Monday through April 5.

Schools are scheduled to reopen Monday, April 6, according to Whitmer's announcement.

"This is a necessary step to protect our kids, our families and our overall public health," Whitmer said. "I am working with partners across state government to ensure educators, parents and students have the support they need during this time, and to ensure our chi...

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