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Michigan's governor closes K-12 schools as COVID-19 cases rise

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced that effective Monday, all Michigan public and private schools will be closed until April 6th to combat the spread of the Coronavirus. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced that effective Monday, all Michigan public and private schools will be closed until April 6th to combat the spread of the Coronavirus. |  Photo: State of Michigan

Associated Press
Updated: March 12, 2020 10:54 PM

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has announced that, effective Monday, all of Michigan's public and private schools will closed until April 6 as efforts continue to combat the spread of the Coronavirus.  

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The announcement Thursday night came as officials said 10 more Coronavirus cases have been reported in Michigan, raising the state's tally to 12 as some K-12 schools began announcing weeks long closures and others began training staff to potentially move to online learning only.

Officials said all the new cases are are adults - three in Kent County; two in Oakland County; two from Washtenaw County; and one each from Ingham, St. Clair and Montcalm counties.

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