BATON ROUGE, La.- Governor John Bel Edwards announced, as expected, Wednesday all K-12 public school buildings will remain closed for the rest of the 2019-2020 school year.

“It’s unfortunate, that we had to do this, but it’s important that we promote public health,” the governor said during a news conference Wednesday.  

“This was a critical step to protect public safety,” he said.

He signed the official order Wednesday, though it was widely expected, as WBRZ reported in the days prior.

“This is not the end of learning for this academic year, it’s just the end of students physically going to the school campuses for the remainder of the spring semester,” the governor said.

Edwards assures, “Education will continue,” through distance learning.

The governor initially shut

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