COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCBD) – Governor Henry McMaster says all schools in South Carolina will remain closed through the month of April as the coronavirus continues to spread.
The governor and Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman released a joint statement on Tuesday announcing schools will remain closed through next month.
Gov. McMaster issued an Executive Order on March 15th closing public schools for students and non-essential employees through March 31st.
He will issue an additional order to extend the K-12 school closures through the month of April in the coming days.
McMaster’s executive order will apply to the state’s public colleges, universities, and technical colleges, and encourage those institutions to maintain existing plans to provide instruction through virtual learning.