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The impact of the coronavirus on local schools

Posted at 6:31 PM, Mar 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-16 07:36:35-04

BALTIMORE — The coronavirus has caused the shutdown of Maryland Public Schools as a result school administrators have been busy with contingency plans. Earlier on Friday, Baltimore City Schools superintendent Sonja Santelises urged parents not to panic amid closures.

First year teacher Angelie Guilbaud spent her Friday ahead of spring break without her students. She and fellow staff members at the Waldorf School of Baltimore were on the offensive line against the coronavirus.

"We're deep cleaning, sanitizing and also lesson planning, preparing for what it's going to look like after spring break," said Guilbaud.

Down the hall, Sharon Barkhouser was busy packing up learning support materials. The brown paper bags are stuffed with student's personal items, should they have to learn from home.

Due to the closures, many will be left without the normal lunches they get during the school hours. Several public school systems will be handing out free meals to students during the closures.

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