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Iowa governor: K-12 schools won't resume classes this year

Posted at 3:50 PM, Apr 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-17 19:28:11-04

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds says she will not call schools back into session this year. Reynolds says the state has not reached its peak of positive coronavirus cases yet, and data doesn’t indicate it’s safe to reopen schools.

The announcement also cancels spring sports activities. State education officials say they will release information on June 1 about summer sports. Reynolds reported 191 new positive cases for a state total of 2,332 cases.

Four more people died, bringing the state total to 64 deaths.