Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan and State School Superintendent Karen Salmon announced on Wednesday morning that Maryland public schools would remain closed until at least Friday, April 24 because of COVID-19. The earliest schools could open is Monday, April 27.
Schools have already been closed for the coronavirus pandemic since March 16 and were set to be closed until March 27 before the latest extension. Baltimore County Public Schools scheduled to have their Spreak Break from April 4 to April 13 and for their school year to end on Monday, June 22.
Four people have died from the coronavirus in the state and Maryland has taken other steps to stop the spread of the virus. Hogan had issued an executive order on Monday for nonessential businesses to close.