Coronavirus News: Saturday, March 14, 2020

Nine states close all schools amid the coronavirus (U.S. News)

Boston infectious disease specialists' message: don't be cavalier about the coronavirus (Boston Globe)

List of schools closed or changing schedules for Monday, March 16 (MassLive)

MASS statement on school closures (MASS)

Boston schools to close Tuesday; pressure builds for statewide shutdown (Boston Globe)

Many western Mass schools closing in response to coronavirus (NEPR)

Berkshire County schools closing for two weeks (iBerkshires)

Wave of coronavirus concern prompts 'unprecendented' closure of Berkshire schools (The Berkshire Eagle)

Area schools closing for two weeks amid coronavirus concerns (Western Mass News)

City of Springfield declares state of emergency, closes schools for two weeks (Western Mass News)

School systems shut down across Valley (Daily Hampshire Gazette)

List of Hampshire County schools closing temporarily due to coronavirus (WWLP 22)

Holyoke to shut down municipal services, schools, community college (Daily Hampshire Gazette)

Northern Pioneer Valley update on school closures (Greenfield Recorder)

Some area schools are closing for two weeks to curb the spread of the coronavirus (The Gardner News)

Coronavirus concerns will keep Worcester schools closed til April 6 at least (MassLive)

Worcester schools closed til at least April 6; other area schools also shutting down (Worcester Telegram & Gazette)

Most area schools cancel to slow spread of coronavirus (Sentinel & Enterprise)

Stow staff member diagnosed with coronavirus (The Clinton Item)

Nashoba, Wachusett, West Boylston closed through March 27; Minuteman through March 20; Clinton closed March 16 (The Clinton Item)

Students across the Merrimack Valley sent home to safety (Eagle Tribune)

Mulitple Greater Lowell schools to close for two weeks (Lowell Sun)

Tewksbury High students quarantined after possible coronavirus exposure (Lowell Sun)

Saugus schools are now closed (The Item)

Lynn schools--and 28 others on the North Shore--prepare to close (The Item)

Pandemic shuts region's schools for two weeks (Salem News)

In Salem, decision to close schools not an easy one (Salem News)

Coronavirus closes more schools in Metrowest (Metrowest Daily News)

School's out in Greater Milford for one or two weeks, at least (Milford Daily News)

Pantries, brewery feed needy kids as schools close (Metrowest Daily News)

Brockton area schools announce closure amid coronavirus (The Enterprise)

Many Taunton area schools closed for at least a week (Taunton Daily Gazette)

South Shore schools shut down amid pandemic (The Patriot Ledger)

Schools closing throughout Attleboro area (The Sun Chronicle)

Mitchell declares state of emergency in New Bedford; schools to close for at least a week (South Shore Today)

Fall River schools remain open during coronavirus spread (The Herald News)

Cape schools begin temporary shutdowns (Cape Cod Times)

Monomoy, Nauset Regionals remain open, Tech closes (Cape Cod Chronicle)

Vineyard schools to close for a two week hiatus (The Vineyard Gazette)

Walsh reverses course, says Boston schools will close until April 27 (WGBH)


Schools scramble to feed students after coronvirus closures (AP)

Closed schools could get ok not to give state tests amid coronavirus, U.S. Ed says (Chalkbeat)

College Board announces flexible timing of AP tests under school closure (via College Board)

How the coronavirus is wrecking havoc with the SAT (Forbes)

Online learning will be hard for kids whose schools close--and the digital divide will make it even harder for some of them (The Conversation)

The kids are home from school again; here are some things you can do (The Gardner News)