Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced on Thursday that the state has extended its K-12 spring break schedule to three weeks, citing the need to halt the spread of the coronavirus currently advancing in nearly every state in the country.
DeWine noted that otherwise-healthy children have a low risk of death from the coronavirus, but that they can act as "potential carriers" of the disease. Health officials have been puzzled as to why children remain relatively unaffected by the disease.
Six cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Ohio. More than 1,400 cases have been confirmed nationwide, with about 40 deaths attributed to the disease.