DAVIS (CBS13) — All Yolo County schools have officially closed for the rest of the school year and are now transitioning to distancing learning amid the coronavirus pandemic, officials say.
Yolo County’s Office of Education made the move official on Thursday.READ MORE: City Of Sacramento Employee Covid Vaccine Numbers Released: Nearly 80 Percent Vaccinated
Schools in the county, like nearly all public schools across California, shut their doors in March as concerns over the novel coronavirus grew.Threats Prompt Safety Precautions At Sacramento-Area Schools
Earlier this week, state leaders recommended that schools prepare to stay closed for the rest of the academic year. While campuses in Yolo County will be closed the students, school officials stress that education will go on.
“We want to reassure families that school is not over,” said Superintendent Garth Lewis in a statement.
Teachers are now working on a more robust distance learning curriculum.MORE NEWS: 'He Had Taken The Machete Out Of My Truck': Man Chases Armed Burglar From Garage In His Underwear
Yolo County leaders also stressed that schools will continue to provide instructional support, meal service, and other necessary services.