School districts across the region are creating online lesson plans and sending students home with packets of assignments as they brace for the prospect of the spreading coronavirus forcing extended school closures.
With the single case in Philadelphia and two cases in Bucks County, Pennsylvania’s state total reached 14. Philadelphia officials urged people to avoid crowds of more than 5,000 people, and canceled the St. Patrick's Day parade.
Three new coronavirus cases in Pennsylvania and 11 in New Jersey were identified on Monday. In the Philadelphia region, schools announced temporary closures that will affect tens of thousands of students, parents, and staff members.