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SchoolsClosed

BY SHELBY PEREA AND DAN BOYD / JOURNAL STAFF WRITERS

SANTA FE — School is out for summer, but distance learning efforts could be just beginning.

Public Education Secretary Ryan Stewart announced Friday that a statewide school closure will be extended for the rest of the current academic year, due to rising coronavirus infection rates.

 

“It’s quite clear that it’s not yet safe to bring our students back into school,” Stewart said during a virtual news conference.

Public preschools and K-12 schools across the state were ordered to shut down effective March 16 to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Students were initially scheduled to go back to school April 6, though the Governor’s Office warned — both early on and recently — that the closure could be for longer.

As of Friday morning, the state Department of Health reported 136 positive cases of COVID-19 in New Mexico. There are 13 individuals hospitalized statewide and one person has died from the disease.

In addition to school closures, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has ordered New Mexicans to stay home and only go out if absolutely needed, non-essential businesses have been ordered to close and gatherings have been limited to no more than five people.

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Begun in 1987 by a small group of visionaries with the goal of a NM Meet of Champions, as well as developing better communication and unification between all track and cross country coaches, the New Mexico Track and Cross Country Coaches Association was born and has grown to what you see today. Our association has and must continue to be the guiding force for positive change and the protection of all aspects of New Mexico Track and Cross Country that we believe important to our athletes and our coaches. Changes are a part of life. We are our best "Advocates" for helping to direct that change in a positive and constructive way. We must continue to "Educate" our membership and give them the best tools for success. And, as a professional organization, we must "Celebrate" those successes, those stories, those special moments and actions that make our sports such wonderful tools in helping to mold the youth of New Mexico. We ARE the NMTCCCA !!!

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