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Parents and students nationwide contend with school closures: "Overwhelming anxiety"

Thirty-three states are closing public schools to stop the spread of the coronavirus, affecting at least 32.5 million K-12 students.

New York City's school system, the largest in the nation, is closed starting Monday.

The sudden closures are forcing parents and guardians to find child care at a moment's notice.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Sunday that the city's public schools will be closed until at least April 20 — possibly even longer. "It's going to be very difficult for a lot of our families," he said.

The closures come as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says closing for at least eight weeks may help mitigate the virus' spread.

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