September 23, 2020
Virus brings extension of spring break, classrooms remain dark
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – The closure of public schools in San Bernardino County will now last until at least May 1st.

That decision was announced by County Schools Superintendent Ted Alejandre and school district superintendents countywide, in collaboration with the County Department of Public Health.

"Because of the increasing spread of the novel coronavirus in our region and across the state, we are taking a proactive and aggressive approach to maintain the health, safety and well-being of our schools and communities," County Superintendent Alejandre said.

Meantime, Riverside County Public Health Officer Dr. Cameron Kaiser has extended his school closure order through April to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

His initial closure order was only through April 3rd.

Dr. Kaiser told the County Board of Supervisors that the revised order he signed applies to all public and private schools, charter schools and collages and universities.

Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order Wednesday to waive, pending federal approval, this year’s statewide testing for California’s more than 6 million students in K-12 schools.

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