The Northeastern Educational Intermediate Unit 19, which includes 20 school districts in northeast Pennsylvania, announced Friday that schools will be closed from March 16-20 out of precaution as coronavirus concerns grow nationwide.

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The following school districts ate in NEIU19:

  • Abington Heights
  • Blue Ridge
  • Carbondale Area
  • Dunmore
  • Elk Lake
  • Forest City Regional
  • Lackawanna Trail
  • Lakeland
  • Mid-Valley
  • Montrose Area
  • Mountain View
  • North Pocono
  • Old Forge
  • Riverside
  • Scranton City
  • Susquehanna Community
  • Valley View
  • Wallenpaupack Area
  • Wayne Highlands
  • Western Wayne

According to a message posted on the organization's Facebook page, the move is being made out of concern for all staff and students.