CHARLOTTE, N.C. — School districts and universities across Charlotte and the Carolinas are taking precautions as the COVID-19 coronavirus spreads in the region.
At a press conference Saturday, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper issued an executive order to close K-12 public schools across the state for at least two weeks to prevent the possible spread of COVID-19.
The following schools will be closed or have alternative scheduling due to coronavirus:
- Mecklenburg Area Catholic Schools: Closed from Monday, March 16 - Friday, March 27.
- University of North Carolina at Charlotte: Starting March 23, all schools in the UNC System will use alternative course delivery, including online classes, indefinitely.
- Davidson Day School: All classes will be online beginning Monday, March 16 for 30 days. The earliest possible return to on-campus learning will be Tuesday, April 14.
- Johnson C. Smith University: Spring break has been extended a week through March 27. Beginning March 30, all residence halls will close for the remainder of the semester with all undergraduate classes moving online.
- Charlotte Country Day: Closed March 23
- Queens University Charlotte will have online instruction only beginning Wednesday, March 18. Residence halls will close by 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 15.
- Davidson College: All classes canceled through Tuesday, March 17. All classes will resume online beginning March 18. Campus will remain open for supplemental coursework.
- Lancaster County Schools closed through March 28
- NCHSAA high school state basketball championship games canceled
- Charlotte Lab School: Closed for students through March 27
- Charlotte National College Fair, March 22 at The Park Expo and Conference Center has been canceled.
- Iredell-Statesville Schools extend spring back through at least Friday, March 20