March 17, 2020
Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly answers questions from reporters about the state's response to the coronavirus outbreak, Sunday, March 15, 2020, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Kelly joined the state's education commissioner in urging schools to remain closed for the week. (AP Photo/John Hanna)
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All Kansas K-12 schools will close their buildings for the remainder of the academic year, Gov. Laura Kelly announced Tuesday in the strongest move yet to combat the growing spread of COVID-19 in the state.