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Staff report
8:51 am CDT March 13, 2020

Officials at six school districts in Glenview and Northbrook are shutting down all classes for the next two weeks in an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, according to statements from the districts. 

Districts 27, 28, 30, 31, 34 and 225 — members of the Glenview/Northbrook COVID-19 Task Force — released statements late on Thursday, March 12, informing students and parents that all public schools in Northfield Township would close at the end of the day Friday, March 13, and remain closed until at least Monday, March 30.  

“The safety, health and well being of the citizens of our community are the priority in making this decision,” the statement reads. 

The schools are open Friday, March 13, to give students an opportunity to gather any and all materials that they may need if the districts move to online learning, according to a statement from the task force. 

The six school districts on Thursday, March 12, canceled all “nonessential” activities — including  athletic games and practices, field trips, club meetings, assemblies, performances and other social events — until at least Sunday, April 5.

“We will evaluate the situation before Monday, March 30 to determine the status in our community moving forward and share plans with you as they are determined,” the statement reads.

The schools districts will share information with families directly about access to meals while schools are closed, according to the statement. The Northfield Townshipand Maine Township  food pantries are up and running, and plan to remain open to the public, the statement reads.  

School districts will share information with their families directly about access to meals while schools are closed.  The Northfield Township and Maine Township food pantries are up and running and plan to remain open.