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Coronavirus Response


Working Together to Keep Our Students Safe
- School Closure Through Remainder of School Year - 

Originally Posted: 02-27-2020 Updated: 05-20-2020

     Superintendent Dr. Rob Martinez maintains weekly updates in communication to staff and the community in his Friday Letters, which have included topics such as graduation ceremonies, considerations for the 2020-21 school year, and state and district budget updates, among others. Find the complete set of more than 35 Friday Letters here

     On April 20, 2020, the Mount Diablo Unified School District Governing Board met virtually and voted to approve official Board Policy revisions that were first considered in the April 13, 2020 meeting. The revised policies reflect holding students harmless for emergency circumstances (like coronavirus), and authorizes shifting to a grading system of credit/no credit at the high school level. See our FAQ for more details, or view Board Meeting recordings here.

     On April 7, 2020, Superintendent Dr. Rob Martinez communicated to the public confirming school closure for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year in conjunction with joint action from six bay area counties. The full message is available here

     We are proud to continue free community meals on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 9 locations district-wide.  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 work has involved distributing thousands of Chromebooks and developing distance learning initiatives, while emphasizing connection, engagement, and support. 

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     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. Residents of Contra Costa County following preventative measures and shelter in place orders remain at a lower risk of becoming infected with novel coronavirus.

  • Across the United States, as of May 20, 2020, there are 1,528,235 cases (confirmed and presumptive positive) of infected individuals and 91,664 deaths. Source: Center for Disease Control and Prevention
  • In Contra Costa, as of May 20, 2020, there are 1,209 cases of infected (and recovered) individuals. 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.