On Wednesday, May 6, State Superintendent of Education Dr. Karen Salmon announced that all Maryland public schools will be closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year.
A letter from CEO Dr. Monica Goldson is forthcoming with more information. Remote learning will continue, Salmon said, and each school system will identify ways to recognize seniors, but must comply with the executive orders of the governor regarding social distancing. Currently, gatherings of more than 10 are prohibited, and Gov. Larry Hogan said on Wednesday the state was not yet ready to reopen.
Wednesday, May 6 — So far 28,163 people across the state have been tested positive for the latest coronavirus and 1,338 Marylanders have died from COVID-19, the virus-induced respiratory disease, officials announced on Wednesday morning. A further 99 have COVID-19 identified on their death certificates as a cause of death. Salmon said the school system had served school children more than 8 million meals as of Wednesday. She announced the closing with the spring semester ending.