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Coronavirus Response Plan


Working Together to Keep Our Students Safe
- School Closure Through May 1, 2020 - 

Originally Posted: 02-27-2020 Updated: 03-27-2020

 Dear MDUSD Community,

     On March 25, 2020, six bay area counties and public health officials have made a unified, regional decision to extend school closures through May 1, 2020. This is a coordinated response to the continuing expansion of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the bay area, and represents a best effort to reduce the number of affected individuals and to keep our communities as safe as possible.

     Hence, while it is painful to inform our public of this information, we have no other recourse but to continue with our school closure through Friday, May 1, 2020. Mount Diablo Unified School District schools will remain closed through May 1, 2020.

     Pursuant to Governor’s Executive Order 26-20, the Mount Diablo Unified School District, in collaboration with Districts from across Contra Costa County and our Contra Costa County Office of Education, will continue to expand the District’s Distance Learning programs to the best of our ability. Food services will continue at 9 locations district-wide, and payments to our employees will continue through this period.

     Our district is, like many other districts, expecting guidance from the California Department of Education to address many of our unknowns. Our administrative team is working diligently to provide the best and as much guidance as possible to our staff, and we are proud to have seen a coordinated effort to deliver continued services at a safe distance. This is a difficult and uncharted territory for all of us, and it will require patience, growth, and understanding from all of us.

     Our situation continues to evolve and we will continue to communicate updates with any new information—by phone, email, social media, and here on our district website.

Superintendent Dr. Rob Martinez
Mount Diablo Unified School District

     We are proud to provide free community meals at 9 school sites district-wide for all children 18 years and younger. Please see the attached flyers for a list of locations: English Flyer | Spanish Flyer 

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     Educational options: We are committed to proceeding with the most equitable approaches to instruction available to the students we serve, which will involve both online resources and traditional resources. Our teachers will be working together at their school sites on Monday to develop and create some resources for students, and we will then work to provide access to these materials through our web pages.

     Helpful resources: 

     We will continue to update our website and advise community members and employees of development with the coronavirus as developments occur.

The Facts: 

     A new (“novel”) virus is causing an outbreak of respiratory illness called coronavirus (COVID-19). The outbreak began in December of 2019 in Hubei Province, China, but outbreaks are now occurring in other countries around the world. As of March 27th, 2020, residents of Contra Costa County following preventative measures and shelter in place orders remain at a low risk of becoming infected with novel coronavirus.

  • Across the United States, as of March 27, 2020, there are 85,356 cases (confirmed and presumptive positive) of infected individuals and 1,246 deaths. Source: Center for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Among reported cases in California, 147 individuals have been confirmed in Contra Costa County.  Source: Contra Costa Health Services

  • There are zero (0) cases of coronavirus reported at our school sites. 

    The World Health Organization maintains an interactive map and issues daily reports tracking Coronavirus statistics across the globe.