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Rockville Centre, all Nassau County schools closed for two weeks under county order amid coronavirus outbreak

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All Nassau County schools will be closed for two weeks as of Monday, by order of Nassau County Executive Laura Curran.

Rockville Centre School District officials posted a statement Sunday to inform the community of the schools closure.

"By order of Nassau County Executive, Laura Curran, all schools will be closed for 2 weeks," it read. "On Mon 3/16 we will share info concerning the start of our remote learning plan & the distribution of meals to our free & reduced lunch population which will begin on Wed 3/18th. Stay well."

Curran made the announcement Sunday morning as health and school officials look to contain the spread of the coronavirus, which has claimed the lives of two New Yorkers, both of whom had underlying health conditions, and infected more than 600 people statewide.

Schools will be closed for students, but administrators and teachers may still enter buildings.

Accodring to a memo to Nassau County superintendents from Curran, school districts are allowed to:

• Ask 12-month employees to report to their buildings.

• Provide professional development instruction to staff.

• Provide distance learning if necessary.

A memorandum circulating in the Hewlett-Woodmere School District stated that transportation for non-public schools would not be provided during this period. It was unclear if that would be the case in all districts. 

More to follow.