Rhode Island “State officials plan to announce Thursday that they are extending closures through the end of the school year,” according to the Boston Globe.

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Governor Raimondo was expected to make an announcement regarding the remainder of the school year last week. Last week, she said that she would be making an announcement sometime this week.

The last time students of Rhode Island’s public and private schools was March 13th. After taking their spring break early (March 16th – 20th), students began distance learning on Monday, March 23rd.

The Governor is scheduled to hold her daily press briefing today at 1 pm. What’s Up Newp will carry it live for you on our website then.

This story is developing and more details to come throughout the day.

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What'sUpNewp. Although not the founder or original owner, Belmore has been with What'sUpNewp since its early beginnings in 2012.

Belmore was born in Providence, Rhode Island; grew up and graduated high school in Coventry, Rhode Island; and lived in Newport, Rhode Island for more than ten years. He currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals.

He and his wife, Jen, as well as their two dogs (Aero and June), recently moved to Alexandria, Virginia. Belmore travels back and forth to Newport every couple of weeks to cover events, work on story ideas, to meet with What'sUpNewp's on-the-ground contributors, to visit friends, and to eat as much seafood as possible.

Belmore is a member of Local Independent Online News Publishers, Society of Professional Journalists, and the North American Snowsports Journalists Association.