Amid escalated measures across the country to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus, Houston ISD extended its closure through April 10.

Schools and offices will reopen on April 13, unless the district makes a determination the week of April 6 to extend the closure beyond that point.

The decision comes as the state of Texas has ruled that the STAAR assessment requirement has been waived.

The district is expected to release information about online learning and alternative education later this week.