Nelson made the announcement via a video message meant to update students, staff and parents about the state of the district amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The video came on the same day the city of Fresno called for residents to "shelter in place."
Nelson said conversations are happening regarding what the district would do if students can't return until after summer break, as was mentioned as a possibility by California Governor Gavin Newsom on Tuesday.
Nelson did confirm that state testing will not be happening this year.
He also explained that the district's free meal giveaways would be streamlining into 18 "grab and go" sites at schools beginning on Thursday. Meals can be picked up weekdays between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Those sites are:
The district served 14,400 meals on Tuesday.
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