Thursday, April 23, 2020
North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said a decision on schools will come Friday, April 24th in a press conference.
Multiple other states have already announced schools will not return for the rest of the school year, including West Virginia, Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Texas, Washington and Oregon.
Teachers, students and parents are learning how to continue the eLearning process from home as new topics and finals are brought up.
School boards and superintendents are also determining how students will be graded, and if there will be 'Pass' or 'Fail' options instead.
Cooper's initial order, which went into effect March 30, was set to expire on April 29. The new order will expire on May 8.
"I will not risk the health of our people or our hospitals and easing these restrictions now would do that," Cooper said.