All K-12 schools in Nevada will close temporarily amid the pandemic. STORY:


Gov. Steve Sisolak is seen signing an order to close Nevada schools on March 15, 2020. 

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak announced on Sunday all K-12 schools in the state will close until April 6 at least in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The schools, including all public, private and charter schools, will close Monday, March 16 in an effort to stop the spread of the virus. 

"NV schools may not reopen until the State Chief Medical Officer evaluates the public health risk & determines when it is safe for each district to reopen. We will continue to be in contact with districts, teachers, & parents & provide updated timeline info as it becomes available," Sisolak said in a tweet. 

In the Clark County School District, students were expected to start Spring Break on April 3 through April 10. In the second most populous district, Washoe County, students began their two-week break on Friday.

CCSD sent a notice to parents on Sunday saying the closure will continue through Monday, April 13 to include Spring Break. Health officials will make a determination for Southern Nevada after that.

This is Clark County School District Superintendent Dr. Jesus F. Jara

Today, Governor Steve Sisolak announced the difficult decision to close all schools in our state, including Clark County School District schools, effective tomorrow Monday, March 16, 2020. This closure will continue through Monday, April 13, which includes the already scheduled Spring Break. State health officials will determine if schools are to reopen after April 13.

While no students will be attending school, CCSD essential functions will continue operating throughout the closure, pending potential adjustments based on the changing environment.

As the decision to close our schools was made out of an abundance of caution to prevent the spread of coronavirus COVID-19, we ask parents to keep in mind the recommendations of the Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD), and as much as possible, please keep your children at home and avoid unnecessary outings.

We will continue communicating regularly throughout the closure to keep parents informed. Again, all schools are closed effective tomorrow, Monday, March 16, 2020, until at least, Monday, April 13.

In a second conference to the media, Sisolak said school employees will get specific instructions from their schools and will continue to be paid. 

The district would be in close contact with the Department of Education to initiate immediate availability for meal services, the governor said. 

"This is not an extended Spring Break," Sisolak said, emotionally addressing students at the press conference. "We are closing our schools for your safety and for the safety of your family and neighbors. This needs to be taken seriously."

March 15, 2020: Gov. Sisola... by FOX5 on Scribd

New York City, the nation's largest school district, announced it would close its schools. Los Angeles Unified, the second largest, announced earlier this week.

Clark County School District in Nevada is the fifth largest in the nation.



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(5) comments

Medium Mack

Sisoslack looks like a big dumb liberal boob ! Just has more hair than the hoaxer dr. Phill real mr. Know it alls !


Thank God the children will still get breakfast and lunch. It would be a shame if the parents would have to feed their children


Why do we cave to fear???? As a society we are weaker for this. This is now going to get worse... not the virus.. the people and the hysteria.


All planned out to destroy President Trump and the economy he built back up after Obama's path of destruction for this country. Sisolak is part of the NWO agenda. A hateful Demon-Crat.

Ryan Masters

Overruled! lol

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