Coronavirus in Ohio: Governor orders schools to take extended spring breaks starting Monday

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Columbus City Schools will offer free breakfast and lunch Monday – Friday for all children 18 and under during the extended spring break.

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Ohio Governor Mike DeWine says schools will take an extended spring break of three weeks starting Monday. 

The governor clarified that the order will take place at the close of school Monday for all K-12 schools, including public, private and charter.

DeWine made the announcement Thursday when it was announced a fifth person in the state had been confirmed to have the COVID-19 coronavirus. As of Friday, there are 13 confirmed cases, with 159 people under investigation.

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This story has been edited to reflect current numbers for coronavirus cases in Ohio.

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