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

The Alview-Dairyland Union School District is closed till April 14th.

Alvina Elementary Charter School District

The Alvina Elementary Charter School District will be closed from March 16 through April 13.

Burrel Union Elementary School District

The Burrel Union Elementary School District will be closed from March 16 to April 13.

Caruthers Unified School District

Caruthers Unified announced they are closing all schools through April 13th.

Central Unified School District

The Central Unified School District has decided to extend the closure of its schools to at least Friday, May 1. This means that May 4, Monday, is the earliest that schools will reopen.

Clay Joint Elementary School District

The Clay Joint Elementary School District will be closed Monday, March 16, through Monday, April 13.

Clovis Unified School District

The Clovis Unified School District has shut down all schools from Monday, March 16 to April 13 to prevent the spread of the virus. Classes are expected to resume on Tuesday, April 14.

Coalinga Huron Unified School District

Coalinga Huron Unified School District has shut down all schools from March 18 through April 14.

Exeter Unified School District

The Exeter Unified School District will be closed from March 18 through April 13.

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

Firebaugh-Las Deltas Unified School District

The district said it will be closing all schools effective Monday, March 16 through Monday, April 13.

Fowler Unified School District

Fowler Unified has decided to close all school campuses, including preschool and afterschool programs starting Tuesday, March 17, through Monday, April 13. School will be in session for students on Monday, March 16 and will operate on an AAA early release schedule, so that students can collect instructional materials and guidance for their distance learning program.

Fresno Unified School District

Fresno Unified announced Friday they will close their schools starting Monday, March 16 through Monday, April 13. That is when the district is expected to return from Spring Break.

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

Hanford Joint Union High School District

The Hanford Joint Union High School District says it is closing schools beginning Monday, March 16, through Monday, April 13.

Kings County

Several Kings County school districts have announced schools will be closed through Spring Break and will likely reopen April 14. Those districts 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 River Union Elementary School District

    Kings River Union Elementary School District in Kingsburg has closed its schools starting Monday, March 16 through Monday, April 13, when conditons can be re-evaluated.

    Kerman Unified School District

    Kerman Unified said out of an abundance of caution, they are closing all schools, likely through April 13th. They said 'grab and go' meals will be available for students of the school district Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to noon at Kerman High School and Kerman Floyd Elementary.

    Laton Unified School District

    All Laton Unified School District schools will be closed beginning Monday, March 16, through Monday, April 13.

    Livingston Union School District

    The district is following the direction of Merced County districts and closing from March 19 through April 20.

    Madera County

    According to a statement by the Chowchilla Union High School District, all public schools in Madera County will be closed immediately and the closure will tentatively last until April 13.

    Madera Unified School District

    Madera Unified has decided to extend their school closures to Friday, May 1. Their food service program will continue.

    Mariposa County Unified School District

    Mariposa County Unified will be closing schools from March 16 through March 20. They plan to reopen on March 23 unless conditions call for an extension.

    Merced County

    All 20 Merced County school districts will close their schools from March 19 through April 17. They will spend Monday through Wednesday making arrangements for the closure. 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 as of Monday, March 16 through the end of spring break - Monday, April 13.

    Monson-Sultana School District

    The Monson-Sultana Joint Union Elementary School District has closed its schools to students starting Monday, March 16 through Monday, April 13. Administraotrs said they expect to reopen campus on Tuesday, April 14.

    Orange Center School District

    The Orange Center School District will be temporarily closed from March 14 through April 14.

    Pacific Union School District

    The Pacific Union School District will be closed from March 16 through April 13.

    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.

    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 from March 16 through April 14.

    Porterville Unified School District

    Porterville Unified School District announced Tuesday evening that all schools will close from March 23 through April 14.

    Riverdale Joint Unified School District

    All Riverdale Joint Unified School District schools will be closed from Monday, March 16, through Monday, April 13.

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Fresno

    All Catholic schools in the Diocese of Fresno - 19 elementary schools and two high schools - will be closed until further notice.

    San Joaquin Memorial High School

    The private Catholic high school has closed its campus and will offer online classes to students starting March 16. It intends to reopen its campus on March 30.

    Sanger Unified School District

    All Sanger Unified schools are closed starting March 16 through April 13, the district said.

    Selma Unified School District

    Selma Unified has closed all of its schools through April 13 to prevent the spread of the virus.

    Sierra Unified School District

    The Sierra Unified School District said it has closed all schools effective March 16th through April 13th.

    Tulare City School Districts

    The Tulare City School Districts will be closes from March 16 through April 13.

    Visalia Unified School District

    Visalia Unified has extended its closure. Schools will be closed through May 1, 2020, or 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 said school will be closed effective immediately and will resume on April 14th.

    Washington Colony Elementary School District

    The Washington Colony Elementary School District will be closed until April 14, effective immediately.

    Yosemite Unified School District

    Yosemite Unified has canceled classes at all campuses, and will re-evaluate on March 31 when to open the schools.

    Yosemite High School

    Yosemite High School has been shut down for one day 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
    UC Merced is moving toward remote learning instead of holding large in-person classes, canceling all large events and is prepared to quarantine students if necessary. The school 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 will begin 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 starting on Monday through Saturday, March 21st. A more detailed plan will be announced on Friday morning.

    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 is moving a majority of their face-to-face classes online until at least April 13th and suspending all student travel until further notice. Student Services offices, computer labs and the library will remain open on all three campuses for normal business hours.

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