Coronavirus Information Central

Collier County school officials have confirmed that all Florida public schools will stay closed until April 15.

The Florida Board of Education released this statement:

Governor DeSantis recommended that K-12 schools stay on extended break until April 15 and every 2 weeks we’ll reevaluate that recommendation. All schools are encouraged to use virtual and non-classroom based options to the greatest extent possible. Schools are also strongly encouraged to have no more than 10 people in a room together to adhere to CDC recommendations.

All testing for students in the states K-13 public schools will be canceled for the remainder of the school year.

Leaving parents with the option to retain their child back for a year, if they choose.

“Requirements for graduation, promotion and final course grades will be evaluated as if those assessments did not exist,” DeSantis added.

Online classes will still remain for middle and high schoolers once spring break is officially over.

It is still unclear the plan for elementary school students.

This is a developing story.

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