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Coronavirus School Closures In San Diego County In One Simple Chart

Students are shown leaving the Hoover High School campus on May 31, 2018.
Megan Wood
Students are shown leaving the Hoover High School campus on May 31, 2018.

UPDATE: 11:08 a.m., March 13, 2020

The San Diego Unified School District will be closing schools starting Monday, March 16 in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, or coronavirus, school officials announced Friday.

The Los Angeles Unified School District is also closing their campuses. Both school districts are the largest in California, serving more than 750,000 students.

The schools will reopen April 6, unless conditions call for an extension, according to the district.

The Los Angeles Unified School District also announced Friday that it will close for the same duration.

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LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner and SDUSD Superintendent Cindy Marten spoke by phone early this morning and later issued the following joint statement:

“California has now entered a critical new phase in the fight to stop the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic,” they said. “There is evidence the virus is already present in the communities we serve, and our efforts now must be aimed at preventing its spread. We believe closing the state’s two largest school districts will make an important contribution to this effort. For that reason, we plan to close, effective Monday, March 16."

The following additional school district's will be closed in San Diego County. Note that some of these school were already closed for Spring break.

List updated 2:30 p.m. March 15, 2020:

Updated Sunday, March 15, 2:40pm PT.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.