Oregon schools closed for rest of school year due to virus

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Gov. Kate Brown said Wednesday that Oregon’s K-12 schools will remain closed through the academic year due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Health authorities say there are more than 1,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state and more than 30 deaths.

“Missing school is especially difficult on our students and their parents,” Brown said. “To all the moms and dads, I can’t imagine what you’re up against balancing parenting during this very scary crisis.”

Brown said seniors who had passing grades in mid-March will receive passing grades in all their classes so they can graduate.