LONGVIEW, Texas — Longview Independent School District will extend the closure of campuses and district offices through Thursday, April 9, as the result of a mandatory Shelter-In-Place order issued by Gregg County and the City of Longview.

Superintendent Dr. James Wilcox said while Longview ISD will follow the directive of local authorities, "we're going to continue our efforts to provide child nutrition, delivery of instruction, and support to our teachers and staff."

"This is going to be an ongoing matter that the district leadership will review daily, and make changes in accordance with local and state officials," said Dr. Wilcox.

Local authorities issued the mandatory order following the March 25th announcement of two additional positive Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases within Gregg County, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to three.

For more information about what a "mandatory shelter-in-place order" means for you, please go the City of Longview website: LongviewTexas.gov/COVID-19

For more information on the coroanvirus, text "FACTS" to (903) 600-2600.