ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan held a Wednesday morning press conference to address the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
At the press conference, Maryland Superintendent of Schools Dr. Karen Salmon announced that officials would extend the closure of all public schools in Maryland for an additional four weeks through April 24, 2020.
“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 community at-large,” said Dr. Salmon. “I am working in concert with all local school system superintendents, including multiple calls per week, in order to provide the continuity of learning to all of our students in every jurisdiction across the State of Maryland during this time.”
“We are already working very closely with every school system to address issues affecting their ability to provide educational services to all of their students,” Dr. Salmon added. “We plan to resume the continuity of learning next week, and we will be working closely with local superintendents, school administrators, and our teachers to activate that plan.”
Maryland State Superintendent Dr. Karen Salmon just announced that all public schools in Maryland will be closed through April 24, 2020. More details to come. pic.twitter.com/44lXw9HCqL
— Baltimore County Public Schools (@BaltCoPS) March 25, 2020