Coronavirus updates: List of school, college closures, cancellations and changes in Central California

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- As concerns over the novel coronavirus grow, several Central Valley schools and colleges are taking extra precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by restricting activities, moving classes online and shutting down their campuses.

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SCHOOLS



(All schools listed in alphabetical order)

Alview-Dairyland Union School District

"Students will NOT physically be returning to Alview or Dairyland for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. Instead, we will continue our distance learning plans."

Alvina Elementary Charter School District

"For the well-being of our students, parents and staff, our Superintendent with the support of our School Board, has announced an extension to the school closure plan until Friday, June 5, 2020."

Burrel Union Elementary School District

The Burrel Union Elementary School District will be closed until at least May 4.

Caruthers Unified School District

Caruthers Unified announced it would extend its closure through the end of the academic year, Friday, June 5.

Central Unified School District

The Central Unified School District has decided to keep all school campuses closed through June 11.

Clay Joint Elementary School District

The Clay Joint Elementary School District will be closed until at least May 4.

Clovis Unified School District

The Clovis Unified School District has decided to extend distance learning to May 22.

Coalinga Huron Unified School District

Coalinga Huron Unified School District has shut down all schools indefinitely.

Exeter Unified School District

The Exeter Unified School District will not have instruction on campus for the rest of the 2019-20 school year.

All Clovis Unified schools have been shut down through April 13 amid coronavirus concerns

Firebaugh-Las Deltas Unified School District

Firebaugh schools will remain closed through the end of the current school year.

Fowler Unified School District

"Fowler Unified School District has made the decision to join neighboring districts in continuing the closure of ALL school campuses including preschool and afterschool programs for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year."

Fresno Unified School District

Fresno Unified announced in April that they will extend their school closures through the remainder of the 2019-2020 academic year.

Fresno Unified shuts down all schools until April 13 to prevent COVID-19 spread

Hanford Joint Union High School District

The Kings County Office of Education announced its districts will extend school closures "until such time Governor Newsom lifts the 'shelter in place' order", including the Hanford Joint Union High School District.

Kings County

The Kings County Office of Education announced its districts will extend school closures "until such time Governor Newsom lifts the 'shelter in place' order". The districts included are:

  • Kit Carson Union School District
  • Armona Union Elementary School District
  • Central Union Elementary School District
  • Corcoran Unified School District
  • Hanford Elementary School District
  • Island Union Elementary School District
  • Kings River Hardwick School District
  • Lakeside Union Elementary School District
  • Lemoore Union High School District
  • Pioneer Union Elementary School District
  • Reef-Sunset Unified School District
  • Kings County Office of Education


  • Kings Canyon Unified

    Kings Canyon Unified schools will continue with distance learning through the end of the academic year, the school board announced on April 28.

    Information regarding graduation will be released Wednesday, April 29.

    Kings River Union Elementary School District

    Administrators from Kings River Union Elementary School District in Kingsburg tell us they are "closed until further notice."

    Kingsburg Joint Union High School District

    Kingsburg has taken classes online for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year and summer school as well. They're hoping to return to campus in the fall.

    Kerman Unified School District

    Kerman Unified extended its closure through June 4.

    Laton Unified School District

    All Laton Unified School District schools will be closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year..

    Livingston Union School District

    The district is following the direction of Merced County Office of Education and closed campuses through the remainder of the 2019-20 school year.

    Madera County

    Students will not be returning to school sites at public schools in Madera County for the remainder of the school year. But as superintendent of schools Ronald Seals emphasized, "School is not out. The school year is not over. Students will be engaged in meaningful instruction through distance learning."

    Madera Unified School District

    Madera Unified has decided to extend their school closures to the end of the school year. Their food service program will continue.

    Mariposa County Unified School District

    Mariposa County Unified will keep schools closed through the end of the school year.

    Merced County

    All 20 Merced County school districts are following Gov. Gavin Newsom's orders and extending all school closures for the remainder of the 2019-2020 academic year. The Merced County Office of Education has online resources available (including information on meal programs) at mcoe.org/covid19.

    Monroe Elementary School District

    The Monroe Elementary School campus will be closed to students through the end of the 2019-20 school year.

    Monson-Sultana School District

    The Monson-Sultana Joint Union Elementary School District has closed its schools to students indefinitely.

    Orange Center School District

    The Orange Center School District will be closed through the rest of this school year.

    Pacific Union School District

    The Pacific Union School District will be closed indefinitely, but as of April 1 they were still hoping to reopen this school year.

    Parlier High School

    Parlier High School became the first school in the Central Valley to close because of the coronavirus after officials learned of a student at the school who had traveled out of the country as the virus started to spread.

    The school district will remain closed through June, that includes playgrounds.

    Parlier High School closed until Monday for deep cleaning amid coronavirus concerns

    Pine Ridge Elementary School District

    The Pine Ridge Elementary School District will be closed until at least May 15.

    Porterville Unified School District

    The Porterville Unified School District announced it will not reopen for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.

    Riverdale Joint Unified School District

    All Riverdale Joint Unified School District schools will be closed through June 5, the end of this school year.

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Fresno

    All Catholic schools in the Diocese of Fresno - 19 elementary schools and two high schools - will be closed through the end of the school year.

    San Joaquin Memorial High School

    The private Catholic high school has closed its campus for the rest of the school year and started offering online classes to students on March 16.

    Sanger Unified School District

    Sanger Unified has closed all its campuses through the end of the school year.

    Selma Unified School District

    "On Tuesday, April 21, 2020 based on recommendations from Governor Newsom, the California Department of Education, the Fresno County Department of Public Health, and in alignment with neighboring school districts, the Selma Unified School Board determined that students will continue with home instruction for the remainder of the 2019-2020 School year."

    Sierra Unified School District

    The Sierra Unified School District said it has closed all schools through at least May 15.

    Tulare City School Districts

    The Tulare City School Districts will be closed until further notice.

    Visalia Unified School District

    Visalia Unified has extended its closure. Schools will be closed past May 4 and until it is appropriate to return to school sites. Meal service will continue and instructional lessons will be available online and paper version.

    Washington Unified School District

    The Washington Unified School District has closed schools through the end of the school year.

    Washington Colony Elementary School District

    The Washington Colony Elementary School District will be closed through the end of the 2019-20 school year.

    Yosemite Unified School District

    Yosemite Unified started distance learning in mid-April and won't reopen school campuses for the rest of the 2019-20 school year..

    Yosemite High School

    Yosemite High School shut down after a staff member visited an area of California with some level of community spread of the novel coronavirus.

    Yosemite High School to shut down for 1 day, staff member awaits COVID-19 testing results

    COLLEGES


    UC Merced
    In the wake of Gov. Newsom's 'stay at home' order, UC Merced has strongly encouraged all students to return to their permanent residences who can safely do so. The university remains open and we are delivering courses remotely for the rest of the semester; research will be largely put on hiatus.
    The university has postponed its May 16 and May 17 commencement ceremonies. The school says they are working to find an alternative approach to honor students, including the potential for an in-person ceremony that still protects families and students.

    UC Merced moves to remote learning amid coronavirus concerns

    Fresno State

    Fresno State has closed non-essential offices on campus through the end of the semester, May 22, 2020. Students will not be able to study in the library and commencement has been postponed. Virtual instruction started Friday, March 20.

    Commencement postponed, library closed: Fresno State restructures campus life amid COVID-19 outbreak

    Fresno Pacific University

    Fresno Pacific University is suspending in-person and on-campus classes and has extended extends online instruction through the spring 2020 semester. Degree completion sessions two, three and four will continue online through July 5.

    State Center Community College District

    The SCCCD has suspended in-person classes for all of its campuses, including Fresno City College, Clovis Community College, Reedley College and its satellite campuses in Madera and Oakhurst.

    The district has also asked all of its employees 65 and older, and those with underlying health conditions, to stay home until further notice.

    Fresno City College, other SCCCD campuses temporarily suspend in-person classes amid COVID-19 concerns

    Fresno City College

    On top of the SCCCD's suspension of all in-person classes, Fresno City College has closed the entire campus to all students and staff effective immediately. The school also canceled their in-person graduation but are working to determine if a virtual ceremony is possible.

    A message went out to students and staff asking them to "leave the campus as soon as possible" just before 1 pm on Monday, March 16.

    College of the Sequoias

    College of the Sequoias moved classes online until at least May 22 and suspended all student travel until further notice. Student Services are also available remotely.

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