LANSING, Mich. — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order today requiring all K-12 school buildings to close for the remainder of the school year,
The 10-part executive order covers seniors, special education, teachers, staff and buildings.
It also covers "continuity of learning," assessments and "implementation."
Whitmer opens the order by saying it is a response to the coronavirus outbreak in Michigan:
"Accordingly, to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, protect the health and safety of this state and its residents, and ensure the ongoing encouragement of education enshrined in this state’s constitution, it is reasonable and necessary to temporarily suspend in-person instruction of K-12 students and provide limited and temporary relief from certain restrictions and requirements so that K-12 education may continue by the best alternative means possible.
Read the full executive order
Watch Gov. Whitmer's news conference this morning on schools and the coronavirus