Atlanta Public Schools will remain closed at least through April 13 and possibly longer due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Superintendent Meria Carstarphen previously announced an indefinite closure starting March 16 and lasting at least through March 30, while warning it could extended beyond spring break, which is scheduled for April 6-10.

The school district maintains a webpage with coronavirus updates at

John Ruch is an Atlanta-based journalist. Previously, he was Managing Editor of Reporter Newspapers.