Governor Mike Parson is ordering that all Missouri public and charter schools remain closed through the rest of the academic year.

Online learning and meals will continue through the end of the school year.

During Thursday’s briefing, Missouri K through 12 Education Commissioner Margie Vandeven encourages school leaders to continue being creative in teaching students.

Parson says the state will figure out a way for this year’s high school seniors to still walk down the graduation aisle.