In a press conference today, Governor Charlie Baker issued an executive order that will further extend the closure of Massachusetts schools and nonemergency child care centers through the end of April amid the coronavirus outbreak in the state.
The earliest schools and nonemergency child care centers can reopen under the governor's new order is May 4.
Within the press conference, Baker noted: "This will allow school districts to provide the best possible opportunities for remote learning to all students. This is not an extended school vacation. During this long-term closure, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education will work with school districts to further develop educational programming students can use at home. This way, students can prepare for their students' return in May."
The full press conference can be viewed here: