Arkansas Schools Closed Two Weeks Due to CoronaVirus

by: Scott McCaulley

Students in Arkansas are added to the list of those getting extended Spring Breaks due to CoronaVirus Concerns.

Governor Asa Hutchinson announces at a Sunday Press Conference that the mandatory closings of schools would begin on Tuesday for the rest of the week which then leads into the already scheduled Spring Break the week of March 23.

Hutchinson says schools would reopen the week of March 30 unless circumstances dictate otherwise.

Last week, the Arkansas Activities Association had announced the suspension of Spring Athletic and Activity Competitions for the next two weeks as well as postponing the remainder of the State Basketball Championship Games in Hot Springs after completing the first of three days of games on Thursday.

As of Sunday, Arkansas had reported 16 cases of the virus in the state.

Schools that have elected not to have classes Monday as of 6:00 Sunday include Bergman, Berryville, Bruno-Pyatt, Cotter, Flippin, Harrison, Jasper, Omaha, St. Joe, Valley Springs, Western Grove, and Yellville-Summit.

Eureka Springs, Green Forest, and Marshall/Searcy County are among the schools scheduled to be open on Monday before beginning the mandatory closures on Tuesday.

Students in School Districts not listed here needs to check with their districts on the status of classes for Monday.



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