"Today we received additional information as it relates to a possible impact across our entire district," Lathan told the trustees.
Houston Community College informed HISD that it was notified of a potential exposure to coronavirus at two of its campuses, according to a media release. Some HISD students also take classes at these campuses, prompting the closure, the release said.
HISD will close all schools and district offices from Friday, March 13, through Monday, March 30, 2020. Classes will resume on Tuesday, March 31.
All spring break camps and UIL events have also been canceled.
Other school districts in the area announced similar steps by extending their spring break holiday, including Katy, Pearland, Friendswood, Alvin, Conroe, Cy-Fair, Klein, Fort Bend and Clear Creek ISDs.