Executive Order extends school closure


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Today, Texas Governor Greg Abbott held a press conferencing issuing an Executive Order regarding social distancing due to COVID-19. Per his instruction, Coppell ISD along with other Texas schools will remain closed through May 4.

Karen Lu, Daily News/Assignment Editor

In Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s press release today, an Executive Order was issued implementing Essential Services and Activities Protocols for the entire state of Texas, effectively extending school closures through May 4. 

Per Abbott’s instructions, schools in Coppell ISD will remain closed through that time, continuing with CISD Distance Learning during this closure.

“Social distancing is our best tool in the fight against COVID-19, and the actions we have taken thus far have proven to be effective in limiting the spread of this virus,” Abbott said in the announcement. “Now it is time to redouble our efforts to reduce further exposure as much as possible and flatten the curve… I urge my fellow Texans to heed these heightened social distancing directives to protect their health and the health of those around them.”

As of today, the United States has more than 163,500 reported cases of COVID-19 with more than 3,200 in Texas

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