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School closings bring relief for some, challenges for others


March 16, 2020

Geoff Crimmins – Associated Press

Gov. Tim Walz has mandated an eight-day closure for Minnesota schools effective Wednesday until March 27. Above: Children headed home after the last day of school before spring break on Friday, March 13, 2020, outside Russell Elementary School in Moscow, Idaho.

The relief Diana Saez felt about closing schools to slow the spread of the coronavirus was quickly met with guilt.

"There's relief, but only for certain people, relief for those who have the means to make that work," she said. "That's a haunting feeling to be in."


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