Coronavirus News: Monday, March 16, 2020

Governor Baker announces closure of K-12 schools for three weeks beginning Tuesday (press release)

Across the U.S., gatherings are cancelled and schools are closed (New York Times)

Administration offers guidance to schools across the country as they shut down on their own (New York Times)

Editorial: As schools close, we need systemic ways to ease hardships that many children will face (The Washington Post)

Closures nationally could extend to end of school year (Ed Week)

All Massachusetts public schools to remain closed for three weeks (MassLive)

Baker suspends K-12 operations statewide, Walsh declares state of emergency in Boston (WGBH)

With school closure, a scramble to get food to those in need (WBUR)

Amherst Regional High, Williamsburg schools report presumptive positives (Daily Hampshire Gazette)

Worcester schools to allow students, staff to collect belongings Monday and Tuesday (Worcester Telegram & Gazette)

Facing COVID-19 threat, superintendents close regions schools (Community Advocate from Friday)

Brockton schools cooking up meals amid coronavirus concerns (The Enterprise)

North Attleboro to continue to provide meals under emergency plan; KP provides for food pick up (The Sun Chronicle)

South Coast businesses that are helping out during school closure (South Coast Today)

Hyannis school employee tests positive for COVID-19 (Cape Cod Times)

Boston gears up for school shutdown (Boston Globe)