During Wednesday's press conference with Governor Larry Hogan, Maryland school Superintendent Karen Salmon announced that schools will remain closed until at least April 24.
Maryland public schools students have been out of school for almost two weeks because of the coronavirus pandemic. Schools have been closed since March 16th. Lessons were sent home in packets and online.
Salmon said it's possible that there could be an extended school year.
The state teachers union, the Maryland State Education Association, sent a statement to WHGM Gold, saying: "This is a tough decision, but the right call for the safety of our students, educators and state. The months ahead will be challenging, and we will work to make the best of them. It's heartbreaking to know that so many children will miss out on field trips, art projects, athletics, performances and the everyday enjoyment of being with friends and learning new things together."