Several Springfield-area schools have decided to extend the time they’ll stay closed through Friday, April 24.

You can see the full list below:

The ongoing spread of COVID-19 in our region requires school districts to be flexible and make decisions that are in the best interest of public health.

In consultation with health department officials, the following PreK-12 districts will
extend closure of schools through Friday, April 24.

Ash Grove

Blue Eye

Branson

Clever

Fair Grove

Fordland

Forsyth

Hollister

Kirbyville

Logan-Rogersville

Marionville

Mark Twain

Marshfield

Nixa

Ozark

Reeds Spring

Republic

Sparta

Springfield

Strafford

Taneyville

Thayer

Walnut Grove

Willard

The extended closure impacts all extra- and co-curricular activities, including athletic competitions, practices and after-school programs and events.

These districts understand that this is a very uncertain time for everyone, but the public can be certain of one thing: districts are focused on protecting the safety and well-being of students, staff and their families.

These districts recognize that this decision will have a wide-reaching impact on many people and are committed to providing learning opportunities at home and other essential services for students, families and communities during this extended closure.

As this unprecedented situation continues to evolve, additional modifications may be necessary.

As decisions are made, each district will share information through their regular communication channels.

Families play an important role in protecting individuals from the spread of COVID-19 and are encouraged to follow the guidance of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.