Shasta County officials discuss COVID-19 cancellations, moving forward

Several Shasta County authorities held a meeting Thursday to discuss COVID-19 and how schools, students and staff will move forward.

Posted: Mar 12, 2020 4:51 PM
Updated: Mar 12, 2020 4:52 PM

SHASTA COUNTY, Calif. – Shasta County Superintendent of Schools, Judy Flores announced Thursday non-essential gatherings will either be postponed or canceled until and after April 10. 

The Shasta County Superintendent of Schools, Shasta County’s Public Health Officer, and Branch Director for Shasta County Public Health held a meeting Thursday with school administrators and school nurses to discuss COVID-19 for schools, students and staff.

During the meeting, Public Health Officer, Dr. Karen Ramstrom gave background information on COVID-19 and how Shasta County is preparing. Ramstrom said the best advice for students who are running a fever, coughing, or sneezing, should stay home.

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Officials also discussed the state school guidance that came out March 7, so that school and district leaders understand at what point schools would need to be closed.

Any school closures will be agreed upon with the Shasta County Public Health and the local school district, said Shasta County Superintendent of Schools, Judy Flores.

Following Governor Gavin Newsom’s guidance on non-essential gatherings, the school agreed that field trips, sporting events, and school club competitions will either be postponed or canceled until and after April 10, Flores said.

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