Coronavirus crisis releases all Ohio students from their in-school classes for weeks



Ohio Governor, Mike Dewine, orders all schooling across the state to be shut down due to the Coronavirus outbreak

Kaylee Hart

Friday, March 13 marked the last day that all Ohio students would be getting in-school learning for over three weeks due to the Coronavirus pandemic. 


The Coronavirus is an infectious respiratory illness. It spreads primarily through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It is known to spread rapidly from person to person and even kill people with pre-existing medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes and heart disease). 


“We have a responsibility to save lives. We could have waited to close schools, but based on advice from health experts, this is the time to do it,” stated Dewine on Twitter.


So far, there are now 564 confirmed cases in the state of Ohio. The number of cases is multiplying tremendously, but the American people are very hopeful. 


The governor also stated that he wouldn’t be surprised if schools didn’t remain until the beginning of fall. “We’ve informed the superintendents while we close schools for three weeks, that the odds are that this is going to go on a lot longer and it would not surprise me at all if schools did not open again this year,” he said on an interview with Fox News.


“This is a very scary time,” noted Madison-Plains senior Abigail Wood. “We don’t know what’s going to happen or if we’ll even graduate.”


Students and administration hope their schools will continue to reopen after that three week time period. Until then, they will continue their learning outside of the classroom using their emails, google classroom and video chatting services.