TEXAS, USA — UPDATE: A number of West Texas school districts are following suit with closing down classes for at least 1 week.

Here's a list of the school districts that have announced shut downs - 

Alpine ISD ( 1 week, March 16-20)

Andrews ISD (1 week, March 16-20)

Big Spring ISD (1 week, March 16-20)

Crane ISD (2 weeks, March 16-March 27)

Ector County ISD (2 weeks, March 16- 27) 

Forsan ISD (1 week, March 16-20)

McCamey ISD (1 week, March 16-20)

Midland ISD (2 weeks, March 16- 27)

Midland Academy (2 weeks, March 16- 27) 

Rankin ISD (1 week, March 16-20)

Stanton ISD (1 week, March 16-20) 

Wink-Loving ISD (1 week, March  16-20)

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Both Ector and Midland ISD have announced they will be cancelling classes for two weeks amidst concerns about the Coronavirus.

On Friday, both districts had said they would not be closing schools amidst COVID-19 concerns.

Both districts say they are working to prepare for students to return and do not take the decision lightly.

The districts says that while no cases have been reported in the community, they are aware of students, parents or staff at both districts who have traveled to countries designated Level 3 by the CDC and will be working to identify those who traveled to affected areas.

Essential personnel are asked to report to work during the period of canceled classes so as to better plan in case of an extended period away from school.

Both districts will be holding a press conference Sunday which NewsWest 9 will be attending.

The UTPB STEM Academy also stated they would be extending spring break for an additional two weeks.

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