Trump, Asked About Timelines, Says School Closures 'Up to the Governors'
March 25, 2020
Asked about state's decisions to close schools in response to the coronavirus, President Donald Trump said Monday that those decisions are "going to be up to the governors" and that, in some states, "the schools are going to be open."
He spoke at a White House briefing hours after a second state, Virginia, announced its schools would not reopen before the end of the academic year and as several other state leaders suggested they may follow. Last week, Kansas became the first state to say it wouldn't reopen school buildings for the remainder of the year as it works to slow transmission of the virus.