UPDATE: Classes at the Cheverus School are also canceled Monday.
Original story: Malden Public Schools will be closed Monday as the city encourages people to stay indoors as Hurricane Sandy hits the commonwealth.
Gov. Deval Patrick has declared a state of emergency. Mayor Tom Menino has asked all non-essentiall city personnel to stay home tomorrow.
Malden Mayor Gary Christenson said city employees should know whether they'd be ask to come in by 5 p.m. this evening.
No word on whether Malden Catholic or Mystic Valley Regional Charter School have cancelled classes.