It is a decision that was not entered into lightly.
(Jefferson County, Ind.) - In a meeting with local school districts this morning, it was decided that all Jefferson County Indiana Schools will be closed effective Monday, March 16th, 2020, for a period of three weeks. At that time those individuals will reconvene and reassess the situation.
This includes Madison Consolidated Schools, Southwestern Jefferson County Schools, Prince of Peace Schools, Christian Academy of Madison, and Canaan Community Academy. It is a decision that was not entered into lightly and was a combined effort between the schools present and the Jefferson County Health Department, represented by the county health officer.
We hope that this effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 will have a positive effect on the overall impact to our community, in the long run. We also continue to encourage individuals who have questions to visit in.gov/isdh or cdc.gov for more information