SC Gov. McMaster Announces School Closures Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster has announced temporary closures for schools across the state as more cases of coronavirus continue to emerge. 

Starting Monday, schools throughout the state will be closed until March 31. This includes Pre-K, K-12, universities, colleges and technical colleges. 

The South Carolina Superintendent of Education, Molly Mitchell Spearman, said she is seeking a waiver from the department of education to suspend federally required student assessments that are traditionally required during the spring, in order to remove some stress from the situation. 

It comes just one day after North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper made a similar announcement regarding NC public schools.

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