COVID-19 Keeps CRCSD Closed Through April

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Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds recently announced an extension to the school closures due to COVID-19.

Joel Dillman, Writer

On Thursday, April 2, the Cedar Rapids Community School district announced the extended closure of all school facilities within the district through April 30.

CRCSD schools were previously closed until April 13, but that date was extended following Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds’ press conference, in which it was announced that Iowa schools would stay closed for a longer period of time.

This decision follows the Center for Disease Control’s recommendation to continue social distancing and personal quarantine up to April 30. The CDC believes these measures will slow the spread of COVID-19 within the United States.

According to the Iowa Department of Health, the number of positive coronavirus cases in Iowa has climbed to 614, with 11 deaths. Linn County has 90 confirmed cases and two deaths. This is the highest count of coronavirus cases in any Iowa county.

All Iowans are encouraged to continue following social distancing guidelines through April 30.