Governor Asa Hutchinson announced that superintendents in every school district will have the option to suspend classes or have one final day of in-classroom education Monday.
As of Tuesday, the governor said all on-site instruction at schools in the State of Arkansas will be suspended. This is mandatory. This will last through Spring Break. The governor said long-term closures are NOT expected.
The closings do not apply to daycare programs, the governor said. He did say those decisions would be left to the owners.
Jonesboro and Nettleton schools both announced they would close Monday. Arkansas State University will begin online instruction only Monday.
Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Arkansas are now up to 16 as of Sunday. Read more in this article from NEA Report.