Live Updates on Reopening America: Ohio Schools to Remain Closed for Remainder of School Year

April 20, 2020 Updated: April 21, 2020

All Ohio K-12 schools will remain closed for the rest of 2019-2020 academic year, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced Monday.

“We balanced many issues in arriving at this decision. In the end, I believe this is what is best to protect the health of our children, our teachers, and our administrators,” said DeWine. “While our buildings are closed, we know that students continue to learn in new and innovative ways. I thank all of our teachers, administrators, support staff, and parents for all they have done and will continue to do in these challenging times.”

No decisions have been made regarding whether or not schools will reopen in the fall at this time, the governor’s office said in a statement.

Kentucky Schools to Remain Closed for the Rest of School Year

Kentucky’s public schools will remain closed for the remainder of school year.

“Following a conversation with @kycommissioner and @GovAndyBeshear, it’s been recommended Kentucky schools do not return to in-person classes for the rest of 2019-20 year,” the Kentucky Department of Education announced in a Twitter post on Monday.

Pennsylvania Extends Stay-at-Home Order to May 8

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf announced on Monday that the state’s stay-at-home order will be extended to at least May 8.

Wolf said curbside pickup at some state-owned liquor stores is allowed starting from Monday morning, and limited construction will be allowed statewide with strict social distancing beginning May 8.

He will sign a law allowing online auto sales late Monday.

“We are taking small steps toward a degree of normalcy,” Wolf said.

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Texas State Parks Reopen for Day-use

Texas will start to reopen its state parks for day-use with new restrictions starting from Monday.

All visitors are required to wear face coverings and maintain a 6-foot distance from individuals outside of their party.

Any gathering with over five people is prohibited, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) announced.

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New York City Cancels All Public Events in June

New York City canceled all public events scheduled for June, including a number of parades, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Monday.

“It’s not a happy announcement, but it’s one we have to make,” he said at a press conference in the borough of Manhattan.

The decision affects all non-essential permitted events in June, including parades, concerts, rallies, and other large gatherings.

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