Part of the restrictions Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker imposed on the state on Sunday evening was a statewide closure of all schools in the Bay State.
The Governor said that school districts were working to find alternative methods of learning for students while they are out.
“We understand that many districts rely on school buildings for essential services outside of educational programs, like meal programs and special education,” Baker said in a Sunday evening press conference.
“Closing down school for classes will not impact these types of services and we will work with school districts to keep buildings open whenever possible to continue to offer these services.”
The order for school closings does not currently apply to daycare centers.
While children are out of school, the Governor warns not to treat this as a vacation.
“We can’t simply transfer a group full of kids from their classroom to your neighbor’s playroom for days on end,” the Governor warned.
“We will not be doing our part to prevent the spread if there are a ton of kids hanging out playing video games and sharing snacks every day from one house to the next.”