Most governors in the United States have ordered or recommended that statewide school closures continue for the rest of the academic year to help reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Several states have announced their plans to begin lifting social distancing measures and the federal government has issued guidelines to reopen the country in phases, but it doesn’t appear that students will return to the classroom this spring.
Officials in 48 US states, as well as Washington DC, have ordered or recommended school closures for the rest of the school year, according to a CNN tally. Schools in all five US territories – American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands – also are closed for the remainder of the school year.
States with mandatory or recommended closures
District of Columbia
Correction: Earlier versions of this article incorrectly stated Nebraska schools were under a mandatory closure for the remainder of the school year.
CNN’s Allison Flexner, Roxanne Garcia, Deanna Hackney and Chuck Johnston contributed to this report.