The Hawaii State Department of Education will close its offices except for essential functions effective Thursday, March 19.
Schools will close March 30, following the extension of spring break.
Employee return dates will be staggered, according to DOE officials.
Students are anticipated to return to school on April 7.
DOE employees will be working remotely and those who need to perform duties at a campus or office during this period will be limited to those tasks before returning to their telework arrangement.