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.