Districts across Massachusetts move to close schools

Attleboro, N. Attleboro, King Philip, Norfolk, Wrentham and Plainville School Districts join a host of schools in shutting down
Mass Schools

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE)- Across the state of Massachusetts, word went out on Friday that schools would be shutting down for at least a week.

Wrentham, Norfolk, Plainville, and King Philip will be closed for two weeks, “out of an abundance of caution”, according to a statement the districts issued Friday afternoon. No cases of COVID-19 were acknowledged as being present, as the school districts maintained that they were looking to take a proactive stance.

Those closures are planned for March 16 though March 27.

The Attleboro School District issued an alert that it was closing its schools after learning that one of its students was under self-quarantine. The alert said only that the student had exhibited symptoms related to the virus, and had been absent from school since Tuesday. The district was waiting on results from tests, and has not ruled out closing for additional time.

North Attleboro also moved to close its schools for a week starting Monday, “out of an abundance of caution.” The district has not reported any positive cases at this time.

New Bedford, which had declared a state of emergency earlier Friday, moved to close its schools from March 16-23.

Boston public schools have not announced closures at this time. This is a developing story and ABC 6 will be updating as more closures are announced throughout the region.

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