Florida Department of Education says schools closed through at least May 1 due to COVID-19

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Published: Mar. 30, 2020 at 5:24 PM EDT
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By: WCTV Eyewitness News

March 30, 2020

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- The Florida Department of Education has extended school closures through at least May 1 due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to Leon County Schools spokesperson Chris Petley.

LCS says the news came during a conference call Monday afternoon.

LCS says the move was not unexpected, and that the district has been planning for an extended period of distance learning.