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Local schools prepare for potential Coronavirus threat

The Chico Unified School district says they are taking steps in order to be prepared for the potential Coronavirus threat.

Posted: Mar 9, 2020 5:14 PM
Updated: Mar 9, 2020 5:18 PM

CHICO, Calif.- Local schools are preparing for the potential Coronavirus threat.

Action News Now spoke with Chico Unified School District Superintendent, Kelly Staley who says her district is working closely with local and state health officials to stay on top of information on the Coronavirus.

Staley says if someone in the community is diagnosed, the district will follow the California Department of Education's Recommendations.
"We do have recommendations from the State Department of Education in terms of, if your community has a documented Coronavirus case there are certain steps you have to take and if a student is identified, at that point we get in touch with our local health department," Staley said.

She adds that the district will shut down a school if its necessary. "It will depend on the circumstances of what happens in working with our partners in the health field, on what we do. Every time something comes out we look at it and we review it and so far we have been right there with what the recommendations have been," Staley said.

Chico Unified also says custodial staff is doing some extensive cleaning beyond what they usually do, at all of their schools. 

The district is urging parents to keep their children home if they are sick. 

So far, there are 0 confirmed cases of the Coronavirus in Butte County, although 3 people are currently being tested for it. 

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 302484

Reported Deaths: 6859
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Riverside23334533
Orange21517402
San Diego18402415
San Bernardino17414304
Imperial7654127
Fresno762787
Alameda7407146
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Kern597989
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Marin322730
Kings285539
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Solano198527
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Sonoma151914
Placer99311
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Madera8578
Yolo80228
Santa Cruz5063
Napa4664
Sutter3374
Butte3194
San Benito3112
El Dorado2920
Lassen2690
Shasta1766
Yuba1633
Humboldt1614
Glenn1590
Nevada1591
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Colusa1030
Lake1011
Tehama981
Calaveras610
Tuolumne600
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Amador360
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Mariposa311
Plumas150
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