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Tompkins County shuts down all schools until April 12th

Tompkins County doesn’t have a confirmed case of the Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19, but that doesn’t mean officials aren’t taking the problem seriously.

The Ithaca Times reports that County Administrator Jason Molino has declared a state of emergency and all public schools in Tompkins County will close effective immediately.

The closure is expected to last until April 12th at this time.

“The last few weeks have been unprecedented for our community and the nation as a whole,” Molino said, per the Ithaca Times’ reporting. “Public Health Director Frank Kruppa has recommended that public schools throughout the county close to students to limit the spread of this virus in our community.”