MOORHEAD — Instead of planning for prom and spring athletic competitions, senior year is on hiatus for two Moorhead High School students after Minnesota closed public schools to limit the spread of coronavirus.

On Monday, their first day away from school, Jacqueline Bollom and Greta Almlie decided to make the most of their situation and reached out to help working parents in their community scrambling for babysitters.

"I was wondering what I could do to help ... because there is only so much you can do right now," Bollom said. "I think giving back is a big thing ... for first responders, people in the medical field (and) law enforcement."

The girls had responses Monday from parents and will get to work Tuesday.

"(It's) just an extended spring break project," Bollom said.