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Pennsylvania schools to remain closed for remainder of academic year

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Posted at 11:51 AM, Apr 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-09 11:54:37-04

PENNSYLVANIA (WKBW) — Schools in the state of Pennsylvania are to remain closed for the remainder of the academic year. Pennsylvania's governor, Tom Wolf, made the announcement on Thursday morning.

According to a news released issued by Wolf's office, the decision was made in consultation with Pennsylvania's Secretary of Health and its Secretary of Education.

“We must continue our efforts to mitigate the spread of the virus during this national crisis,” Governor Wolf said. “This was not an easy decision but closing schools until the end of the academic year is in the best interest of our students, school employees and families.”

Students and families can continue to pick up meals at designated sites.

In Western New York, schools are closed until April 30 at the earliest.