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School Program Update 3/31/20: COVID-19 Health and Safety Update

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(COLUSA, CA) – Colusa County continues to work hard to fight the spread of COVID – 19. Colusa County Office of Education (CCOE) continues to facilitate meetings with local school districts and with Colusa County Public Health to determine how to best support the health of students, staff, and our communities.

After continued discussions with school Superintendents around the county, the Colusa County Public Health Officer and staff, Colusa County Superintendent of Schools Michael P. West announced today that he continues to recommend no in-person instruction take place in schools in Colusa County.  This recommendation will remain in effect until Governor Newsom lifts the “Shelter in Place” Executive Order.

Current meal programs offered to students will stay in place and active; however, check with your local districts to ensure any schedule amendments.

All Colusa County School Districts as well as the CCOE continue to provide remote or distance learning opportunities to all students within the county. 

 “All superintendents are meeting weekly and are maintaining open channels to their staff and Board Members,” West stated. He continued, “All precautions and directives related to reducing the spread of the COVID-19 virus should be followed until Public Health Officials state otherwise.”

For updated educational information, please visit the Colusa County Office of Education website at www.ccoe.net or contact Superintendent West at questions@ccoe.net.  For all public health concerns or guidelines, please refer to the Colusa County Public Health website at http://www.countyofcolusa.org/99/Public-Health. 


Colusa County Office of Education will be closed through Friday, April 17, 2020.

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SCHOOL CLOSURE MEALS

Any child under the age of 18 can now receive a bag lunch in a car from 11:30am to 12:30pm M-F at the following drive-up locations:

(1) Education Village – 499 Margurite St in Williams
(2) Colusa Children’s Center – 705 6th St in Colusa

*The child must be present in the car to receive the bag lunch at these drive-up locations.
*We will have baby food and baby cereal available.

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3/17/20 PRESS RELEASE: School Closure Updates: COVID – 19 Health and Safety Update

The entire Country, California, and Colusa County are working hard to fight the spread of COVID – 19. Colusa County Office of Education (CCOE) has facilitated several meetings with local school districts and has been in contact with Colusa County Public Health to determine how to best support the health of students, staff, and our communities.

After extensive conversations and discussions with school Superintendents around the county, as well as consultation with the Colusa County Public Health Officer and staff, Colusa County Superintendent of Schools Michael P. West announced today that he made the recommendation to close all in-person instruction in schools in Colusa County effective Wednesday, March 18 through Friday, April 17, 2020.  Each district will determine the specific dates their schools will be closed. Please check district websites as to when specific school closure dates will occur.

Mr. West also recommended that Districts notify families with specific details regarding closures. He said school leaders should reassess the situation weekly and make decisions as to whether to curtail or extend the school closures beyond April 20. This four-week closure would allow schools the necessary time to assess the needs of their communities and to develop a plan for providing support to students and their families. It would also give school leaders an opportunity to plan and prepare for future educational delivery systems for teaching and learning, especially if longer-term closures become necessary. 

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ll Colusa County School Districts have always lived the mantra of students first and this event has continued to prove that belief. 

Each district will continue to communicate directly with families and staff with updates regarding meal distribution, optional enrichments activities or distance learning, and any childcare options that may be available. 

Thus far, over forty counties in California have made similar choices to close their school operations, including the counties of Sutter, Butte, and Lake, just to name a few. At this hour, Maxwell, Pierce, Williams and Colusa School Districts have made plans to close today or tomorrow. 

“This decision was not made in haste as all district Board Members, Superintendents, and staff recognize the hardship this may cause for many families,” West stated. He continued, “After the Governor’s announcement last Sunday his guidance regarding ‘social isolation’ for all persons over the age of 65 as well as those with chronic health issues and President Trump’s request to limit gatherings to no larger than ten, the decision became clear. All of us have a duty to protect our staff, as well as the safety and wellness of our students and families.”

For updated information, please visit the Colusa County Office of Education website at www.ccoe.net or contact Superintendent West at questions@ccoe.net.

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Illness Preventative Measures

For general questions about COVID-19 and precautions currently recommended by the CDC and Colusa County Public Health, please visit http://www.countyofcolusa.com/99/Public-Health

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

  • Stay home if you are sick. If your child is sick, please keep them home from school.

  • If you feel you are sick and want to seek medical care, call your health care provider in advance.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

  • Use “respiratory etiquette.” Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or sleeve.

  • Routinely clean frequently touched surfaces and objects.

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Para preguntas generales sobre COVID-19 y las precauciones recomendadas actualmente por la CDC y Salud Pública del Condado de Colusa, visite http://www.countyofcolusa.com/99/Public-Health.

Recordatorios de salud y seguridad

  • Lávese las manos con frecuencia con agua y jabón durante al menos 20 segundos. Si no hay agua y jabón disponibles, use un desinfectante para manos a base de alcohol.

  • Evite tocarse los ojos, la nariz y la boca con las manos sin lavar.

  • Quédese en casa si está enfermo. Si su hijo está enfermo, manténgalo en casa.

  • Si siente que está enfermo y quiere buscar atención médica, llame a su proveedor de atención médica con anticipación.

  • Evite el contacto cercano con personas que están enfermas.

  • Use "etiqueta respiratoria". Cubra su tos o estornudos con un pañuelo o manga.

  • Limpie rutinariamente superficies y objetos que se tocan con frecuencia.

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