Lucerne Valley USD Schools To Close March 16-30

Today President Trump declared a national emergency in regards to the Corona Virus. After careful deliberation, the Lucerne Valley Unified School District has decided to close schools next week beginning Monday, March 16.  March 23rd through March 27th will remain our Spring Break. School will resume Monday, March 30th. The closure is an extra measure of protection to help prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, or COVID-19. We do not have any presumptive or confirmed cases of the new coronavirus in our schools, but we are taking this step to help protect public health. 
Schools are an essential service and crucial to our communities. We are facing an unprecedented health crisis in our country, and new information is surfacing rapidly.  It is likely our community will be seeing cases of COVID-19 in the coming weeks and months and this will require a measured, sustained response. 
Students should stay home and minimize social contact as much as possible to keep caregivers and adult family members safe. Children have not been shown to be a high-risk group for serious illness from this virus. However, they can transmit the virus to those most vulnerable. Public health officials recommend that families make arrangements for childcare during closure that avoids leaving children with elderly people who are more vulnerable to the impact of the virus. 

ATTACHED: Letter from Erin Gustafson, MD, MPH Acting Health Officer
San Bernardino County, to Ted Alejandre, Superintendent
San Bernardino County Office of Education, regarding COVID-19.