Posted March 26, 2020
Many areas in California, including Stanislaus County, are experiencing an expanding outbreak of respiratory illness caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19). When public schools closed on March 19, there were only 2 known cases and 19 pending test results in Stanislaus County. Today, there are 12 positive cases. To prevent further spread of COVID-19, the Stanislaus County Office of Education, in collaboration with the 25 school districts in the county, and the Stanislaus Public Health Department, is announcing that school closures are extending through May 3, 2020. Students will return to school on May 4.
“It is critical that learning continues for all students during school closures,” said Superintendent of Schools Scott Kuykendall. “Parent resources are available from local school districts and on the Stanislaus County Office of Education’s website at www.stancoe.org/coronavirus.”
“School administrators across Stanislaus County appreciate the proactive illness prevention steps that our families and staff have taken so far,” said Kuykendall. “We encourage everyone to continue washing hands for 20 seconds, cough or sneeze into sleeves and stay at home if possible. If you need to go out, please practice ‘Social Distancing’ by remaining at least 6 feet away from others.”