Updated 12:49 p.m. March 13

New Caney ISD announced March 13 that all district schools will be closed March 16-20 as a precautionary measure to mitigate the effects of the coronavirus outbreak. The district's extracurricular activities and athletic events are also postponed during the week, according to an announcement on the district website.

Updates will be posted both on the district website and sent to parents and staff, according to a district statement.

The school is on a normal schedule on March 13.

Original Post 9:22 a.m. March 13

New Caney ISD was open for classes on March 13, but it planned to make an announcement in the afternoon about the week of March 16, according to messaging on the district website.

"New Caney ISD continues to monitor circumstances related to the outbreak of respiratory illness caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19)," the message states. "The district remains in communication with local health officials and other area agencies."

The district also said in the announcement that updates will be posted to both the district’s website and communicated to parents and staff through its notification system.

NCISD directed families to the CDC website for additional guidance regarding coronavirus illness.

"The district continues to take precautionary measures to protect students and staff as well as assist public health officials in their goal of containment," the district stated. "The district will remain in communication with local health departments and the Texas Department of State Health Services as well as monitor updates and guidance provided by the CDC."