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AZ Schools To Close For At Least 2 Weeks To Protect Against Coronavirus

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Arizona's governor and school superintendent are closing all schools statewide through at least March 27 as authorities rush to contain the outbreak of the coronavirus.

Gov. Doug Ducey and Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman said they'll work with health officials to decide whether schools should remain closed into April. They made the decision as a growing number of school districts took their own actions to close down or extend their spring breaks. Hours earlier on Sunday, the state's top teachers union said it would like to see students stay home from school.

See Ducey and Hoffman's video statement here.

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