Delaware schools to remain closed for rest of academic year

DOVER, Delaware (WPVI) -- Schools in Delaware will remain closed for the rest of the academic year due to the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. John Carney announced on Friday.

In making the announcement, Carney said there is "no replacement for in-person instruction, relationships and wraparound services."

But, he said, the "health and safety of students and staff is the top priority."

Carney said remote learning would continue.

The First State joins Pennsylvania, which has also closed schools for the rest of the academic year. New Jersey schools will be closed through at least May 15.

Delaware officials also announced Friday that the statewide COVID-19 death toll has reached 100 with eight additional deaths.

There are a total of 3,442 cases in the state.

MORE COVID-19 COVERAGE

Governor Tom Wolf unveils color-coded plan to reopening Pennsylvania
'I don't have the virus': Woman accused of spitting on person during social distancing altercation

4.4M more Americans applied for unemployment last week

Hundreds of furloughed Atlantic City casino workers get help from food giveaway

Mitch McConnell says states should consider bankruptcy; Governors fire back

Blue Angels, Thunderbirds to perform air shows honoring health care, essential workers during COVID-19 crisis

MORE RESOURCES

Keeping Reusable Shopping Bags Sanitized and Germ-Free during COVID-19 Outbreak

How to get groceries, supplies, takeout, online workouts and home projects while quarantine

Things for everyone to do to pass the time at home

Great homeschooling and educational resources for parents and students

Free 6abc printable activities for kids to do at home

Work from home: Here are some companies hiring remote workers

CONNECT WITH US

Share your coronavirus story with Action News

Complete coronavirus coverage from Action News
Copyright © 2020 WPVI-TV. All Rights Reserved.