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Rathdrum and Post Falls schools to close Monday, Tuesday; reopen Wednesday

UPDATED: Sun., March 15, 2020

This Google Maps image shows Post Falls High School in July 2019. Post Falls schools, along with Lakeland Joint School District, will close Monday and Tuesday, March 16 and 17, 2020, for deep cleaning and reopen Wednesday, officials said Sunday. That’s to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. (Google Maps)
This Google Maps image shows Post Falls High School in July 2019. Post Falls schools, along with Lakeland Joint School District, will close Monday and Tuesday, March 16 and 17, 2020, for deep cleaning and reopen Wednesday, officials said Sunday. That’s to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. (Google Maps)

Schools in Rathdrum and Post Falls will be closed Monday and Tuesday for extensive cleaning to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus with plans to reopen Wednesday.

The Post Falls School District announced Sunday they would be closed both daysfor deep cleaning. The district said the situation is fluid.

Lakeland Joint School District schools will also be closed two days this week with all activities for both districts canceled for Monday and Tuesday.

Both districts said the decision was based on consultation with the Panhandle Health District and state leadership.

There are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in either district.

The closure and cleaning are in response to confirmed cases in the surrounding area, wrote Lake Superintendent Dr. Becky Meyer.

Gov. Brad Little said Sunday school districts should decide individually whether or not to close, a precautionary measure to slow the spread of the virus. Coeur d’Alene schools announced last week they would close until April 6.

In Washington, all schools will close Tuesday for six weeks.

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