On Wednesday afternoon, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown (D) ordered schools to remain closed for the rest of the academic year. Before the announcement, schools were scheduled to be closed through April 28.
So far, 16 states have closed schools through the remainder of the academic year: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Vermont, Virginia, and Washington. Those states account for 35.6% of the 50.6 million public school students in the country.