Gov. Inslee orders all schools statewide to close through late April

Inslee Presser
Copyright KXLY 4 News Now 2020

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Washington Governor Jay Inslee has ordered all public schools, K-12, to close for the next six weeks.

Gov. Inslee made the announcement in a press conference on Friday.

Inslee said that all schools will close by Tuesday, March 17, using Monday as a ‘transitional day’ for students and parents to grab personal and medical items.

Schools will remained closed through Friday, April 24 at a minimum.

Spokane Public Schools responded quickly to the announcement, saying, “This prolonged closure will impact every aspect of our district [and] our city.”