Zionsville Community Schools and Lebanon Community Schools on Thursday announced they are closing their schools until at least April 6 because of COVID-19 concerns.
The districts said they will be closed beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday. Classes are canceled for Friday, and students will begin e-learning Monday.
Students will continue with online learning through March 27, when spring break for both districts begins.
The closures includes all activities, rentals, special events and performances.
Normal operations are expected to resume April 6, however, the Zionsville district’s announcement says its officials may extend the closure date if necessary.
The districts said they made the decision under guidance from the Boone County Health Department.
“This is an unprecedented time, and while I know this decision is a difficult one for many families, we take this action in effort to protect against the sort of community spread of coronavirus that has killed vulnerable individuals in many places around the globe,” the Zionsville district said on its website.
Meanwhile in Boone County, both Zionsville and Whitestown are closing town facilities beginning at 5 p.m. Thursday.
Zionsville said no meeting will be held at town facilities from now through April 6.
Whitestown said its municipal complex will close. All facility rentals and public meetings in the gymnasium and Town Hall, plus restrooms in public parks will be closed until at least April 6.