In his daily address on Friday, March 13 Illinois Gov. J.B Pritzker announced the closure of all K-12 schools in the state starting Tuesday, March 17.
He also says school funding will not be impacted and food will be made available to those that qualify for free or reduced lunch.
The 2 meals a day will be distributed through parent pick up or delivery.
As of now, classes are scheduled to meet as normal again starting March 30.
He confirmed that 14 additional cases of coronavirus have popped up in the state, bringing the total to 46.