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County Districts Extend Closures Due to Coronavirus

School Closures Extended Three Additional Weeks, Through May 1

Scott Loehr standing with David Gordon

County Superintendent Gordon, joined at a press conference by Center Joint USD Scott Loehr (left) and Sacramento City USD Superintendent Jorge Aguilar, announced a three-week extension of school district closures due to COVID-19.

On March 13, all local school districts and the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOEannounced plans for school closures of up to three weeks to curb the spread of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Today, with extensive consultation and support from the Sacramento County Department of Public Health (SCPH), all 13 school districts and SCOE are extending the period of school closures through Friday, May 1, 2020.

“Our primary concern is the well-being of our students, staff, and families. It is absolutely crucial we all work together to slow the spread of COVID-19,” said Sacramento County Superintendent of Schools David W. Gordon. “We must follow stay-at-home orders and continue to support learning at home.”

All Sacramento County school districts are taking steps to work with students and families to provide remote instruction. Those steps range from providing prepared packets to launching online instruction programs. Meals continue to be provided.

SCOE and the 13 school districts in Sacramento County are working with SCPH to monitor the latest local developments as the situation evolves.

COVID-19 Information and Education Resources

During the school district closures related to COVID-19, SCOE is providing a collection of online resources as a public service for students, families, and school districts. Families and teachers are also encouraged to search extensively to find resources that best fit their needs.

For the latest COVID-19 information, families are encouraged to visit their local school district’s website, the SCPH webpage dedicated to COVID-19, or the CDC website. Additional reference information about COVID-19 is available on a dedicated page published on the SCOE website.