Today Public Health Madison and Dane County announced that all Dane County schools will be closing immediately to curb the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

ALL MMSD SCHOOLS ARE NOW CLOSED. This is an update to the email sent Friday. The anticipated reopen date is April 6, but that could change.

This will be challenging for the entire community, but together with our neighborhood partners, we will do everything we can to support our students, families and staff.

It is very important that families understand that when school is closed, we will not have required academic instruction.

Schools and district staff are working around the clock to deliver critical updates today on how to pick up any medications kept at school, where to access nutritious meals around Madison and other key details.

Throughout this afternoon and evening and in the coming days and weeks, we will be sharing numerous resources, answers and updates.

Expect to find this information on our COVID-19 webpage,, as well as on social media and in your email inbox.

We recognize the impact these surreal circumstances are having on all of us.  

We will be in touch very soon.