NEW YORK (77 WABC) — All Connecticut public schools will remain shut for the remainder of the academic year.
Governor Ned Lamont tweeted his decision this morning ahead of his afternoon briefing where the state education commissioner was expected to join.
Yesterday, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy made the same announcement.
In New York, Mayor de Blasio canceled schools through June weeks ago, but Governor Cuomo last week officially made the declaration statewide.
Lamont previously announced May 20 as a target date to begin easing restrictions for businesses.
#BREAKING: Due to the ongoing pandemic, in-person classes at K-12 schools in Connecticut will remain canceled for the rest of the academic year.
— Governor Ned Lamont (@GovNedLamont) May 5, 2020