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BALTIMORE, MD - MAY 01: Children riding home from school on a school bus watch as Baltimore residents celebrate at the corner of West North Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue after Baltimore authorities released a report on the death of Freddie Gray on May 1, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. Marilyn Mosby, Baltimore City State's Attorney, ruled the death of Freddie Gray a homicide and that criminal charges will be filed. Gray, 25, was arrested for possessing a switch blade knife on April 12 outside the Gilmor Houses housing project on Baltimore's west side. According to his attorney, Gray died a week later in the hospital from a severe spinal cord injury he received while in police custody. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Well, we knew it was coming and now it’s official. North Carolina’s Governor Roy Cooper announced today (March 23) that all public schools will remain closed until May 15. That’s about two months of no school for students. This measure was taken as health officials try to get a handle on the coronavirus since people continue to fall ill from the disease.

Cooper also said he’s not ready to give up on reopening schools yet. Most North Carolina public schools have classes scheduled until June 12. Nonetheless, many students and parents will have to struggle over the idea of their graduation ceremonies and other events like prom possibly being postponed or canceled.

In addition, Cooper also ordered nail salons, hair salons, and barbershops to close their doors by 5 pm Wednesday, March 25.

Cooper said daycares are allowed to remain open as parents continue to work.