All St. Lawrence County schools closed through academic year as precaution against COVID-19

All St. Lawrence County schools will be closed for the remainder of the academic year, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Distance learning, meal programs and childcare services will continue to be offered, he said.

Cuomo made the announcement today during a press conference. He said the decision was made to help stop the spread of coronavirus.

School closed in mid-March until April 20 and the closure was extended until May 15 a couple weeks ago.

Decisions on summer school will be made by the end of the month, Gov. Cuomo said.

He said schools and colleges should start plans to reopen schools this fall to safeguard school employees and students.