STOCKTON (CBS13) — Schools in the Stockton Unified School District won’t be reopening for the rest of the 2019-2020 academic year due to the coronavirus, officials announced on Thursday.

The move comes after state and county leaders recommended that schools to prepare to stay closed over coronavirus concerns.

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“The health and safety of our school communities is our number one priority,” said Stockton Unified School District Superintendent John E. Deasy in a statement on Thursday.

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While campuses will remain closed, classes will go on in a distance-learning format.

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District officials are asking students and families to watch for information on how grades, graduation ceremonies, transcripts, scholarships, and other school business will be handled.