Governor orders public schools closed until at least April 6 |

Governor orders public schools closed until at least April 6

Staff Reports

On Sunday, Gov. Steve Sisolak ordered all of the state’s K-12 schools until at least April 6 starting Monday.

Sisolak held a press conference in Las Vegas at 3 p.m.

He said that he coordinated the closure with the Nevada Department of Education and district superintendents.

The closure is directly related to attempting to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Sisolak said the states schools may not reopen until the Nevada Chief Medical Officer evaluates the public health risk and determines when it is safer for each district to reopen.

Douglas County School Superintendent Teri White confirmed that as of Sunday there were no confirmed cases of coronavirus in Douglas County.

She said Douglas County spring break, which is scheduled for April 13-17, will go forward as scheduled.

She said that staff will be working to prepare instructional materials so that missed days will not have to be made up.

“During the closure, students will be provided work either in packets, or from a distance to the best of our ability as we strive to ensure that our students receive instruction to the best of our ability,” White said. 

White said the district will have a plan in place by March 23 to provide services to students who need meals and at-risk students.

“We know this is a stressful time for everyone, especially our students,” she said. 

On Sunday, the Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce announced it was canceling its monthly membership meeting set for Wednesday.