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Monroe County public school districts to close effective Monday

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Posted at 2:45 PM, Mar 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-14 14:46:55-04

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WKBW) — A second positive case of coronavirus was confirmed in Monroe County Friday evening.

Saturday a local state of emergency was declared and it was announced all Monroe County public school districts will close effective Monday until further notice.

Monroe County Executive Adam Bello released this statement Saturday:

“After consultation with Public Health Commissioner Dr. Mike Mendoza and the Superintendents of all 22 Monroe County School Districts, all Monroe County public schools will be closed to students beginning Monday, March 16 until further notice.

Staff may be asked to report depending on individual district needs.

This closing includes all school-related activities, including sports and other extracurricular activities.

Each individual school district will share more specific information regarding their plans for food, social supports, remote instruction, and other operational procedures with their individual communities.

The Monroe County Health Department and school leaders will be reviewing this on a week-to-week basis – and providing an update by midday Friday.

The City of Rochester will be announcing its efforts regarding food distribution and support for children and families tomorrow morning at 10:00 am press conference at the Emergency Operations Center.”