By CBS3 Staff

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Archdiocese of Philadelphia distributed more than 700 Chromebooks to local schools in need after schools were closed due to COVID-19. Archbishop Nelson Perez blessed the first batch of laptops to leave the Archdiocese in Center City Monday morning.

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Representatives from 16 schools will pick up the Chromebooks over a two-day period while adhering to social distancing guidelines.

The Chromebooks are meant to help students throughout the five-county archdiocese in dealing with COVID-19.