Schools to ready plans amidst virus shutdown; more deaths

In Washington state, health authorities say there have been at least an additional 26 deaths reported from COVID-19. That brought the total to at least  175 coronavirus deaths in the state, authorities said Friday, along with about 3,700 confirmed cases.  And schools across Washington have been closed due to the coronavirus, but beginning next week authorities say they should be ready to teach again. State Superintendent Chris Reykdal told reporters that “our expectation is by Monday they have plans in place.”