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Maryland public school to remain closed for four weeks, Hogan announces additional actions in response to coronavirus

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Gov. Larry Hogan announces additional actions in response to the coronavirus on Wednesday inside the State House. Image via Gov. Larry Hogan’s Facebook Live broadcast.

All Maryland public schools will remain closed for at least the next four weeks as the state attempts to limit the spread of COVID-19, State Schools Superintendent Karen Salmon announced Wednesday during a press conference with Gov. Larry Hogan.

“We do not make this decision lightly. However, with the challenges facing our state and our country, we have a responsibility to ensure the health and safety of our school communities and the communities at large,” Salmon said.

Salmon said state school personnel are working with local school systems to “resume the continuity of learning” next week. Schools will be closed until at least April 24.

City releases map of food distribution sites accessible during coronavirus pandemic

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A map shows more than 50 food distribution sites throughout Baltimore City. Map by Baltimore City.

Children, older adults and other food insecure families can now pick up meals at more than 50 designated meal sites throughout Baltimore City.

Baltimore City government has compiled a map of grab-and-go food sites located at recreation centers, schools and senior centers.

Hogan orders bars and restaurants to close, issues other actions to limit coronavirus spread

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Gov. Larry Hogan ordered all bars, restaurants, movie theaters and gyms in Maryland to close, effective 5 p.m. Monday, to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Food service establishments will be allowed to continue drive-through, carryout and food delivery operations under that order, Hogan said.

Essential services, such as grocery stores, pharmacies, gas stations and banks, will remain open, he added.

City Schools will distribute meals, provide at-home learning packets for students

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Right, Baltimore City Public Schools CEO Sonja Santelises addresses school closures, food distribution, disinfecting buildings, and other steps City Schools is taking in response to the coronavirus. Santelises was joined by Baltimore City Health Commissioner Letitia Dzirasa during a press conference Friday morning. Screengrab from Baltimore City Public Schools’ Facebook.

As public schools across Maryland prepare to close for two weeks to limit the spread of coronavirus, Baltimore City Public Schools CEO Sonja Brookins Santelises outlined how the system will provide meals for students and educational packets while they are at home.

All Maryland public schools will be closed from Monday, March 16, to Friday, March 27, State Schools Superintendent of Schools Karen Salmon announced Thursday afternoon during a press conference in which Gov. Larry Hogan announced a list of “major actions” the state is taking to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Hogan, state officials close schools, prohibit large gatherings, take other steps in response to coronavirus

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Gov. Larry Hogan announces a series of major actions he and his administration are taking in response to the coronavirus outbreak in Maryland. Screengrab from Governor Larry Hogan’s Facebook.

School closures, visitation recommendations and restrictions for hospitals and prisons, prohibitions of gatherings of more than 250 people, and delegating all non-essential non-crisis gubernatorial duties to Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford are among a series of “major actions” that Gov. Larry Hogan announced Thursday in response to the spread of the coronavirus in Maryland.

“For Marylanders, the actions that I have announced here today will be disruptive to your everyday lives and they may sound extreme and they may sound frightening, but they could be the difference in saving lives and helping keep people safe,” Hogan said during a press briefing Thursday at the State House.

MSEA Statement on New Maryland Superintendent of Schools

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Yesterday, the Maryland State Board of Education announced its selection of Dr. Karen Salmon as the next state superintendent of Maryland schools.

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