ELK GROVE, Calif. – The public’s health and safety is paramount to Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) and all of its community and educational partners. Friday evening, the Sacramento County Public Health Department (SCPH) confirmed that an EGUSD family was put on quarantine because of testing positive for COVID-19. After careful consideration and in light of the new information, effective immediately, the District will close its schools, cancel classes and any student-related activities from today, March 7 – March 13, 2020.
Please know that to date, no student or staff has tested positive for COVID-19.
At this time, Elk Grove Unified asks parents to make arrangements for their student(s) for March 7 – March 13, 2020 as all EGUSD schools will be closed, classes will be canceled and any student-related activities will also be canceled. An update on whether the school closures will be extended will be provided by the end of the day, Thursday, March 12, 2020.
This complex decision involved close collaboration and coordination with EGUSD Board of Trustees, labor groups, the Sacramento County Office of Education and the Sacramento County Public Health Department. We will be working closely with multiple community partners to coordinate and adjust planned events as needed. We will also move up our April Traditional/Modified Traditional Spring Break to the week of March 9 – March 13, 2020 to minimize the impact to student learning and any loss of school days. Future adjustments to the school calendar may need to be made.
We understand there are many concerns around COVID-19 and want to ensure families that we are working closely with SCPH for updates and guidance. For the latest information on COVID-19, families are encouraged to visit our EGUSD website, the SCPH webpage dedicated to COVID-19 (2019 Novel Coronavirus), and the CDC homepage.
For parent questions regarding this closure, please contact our Safety and Security at (916) 686-7786.
For media inquiries regarding this closure, Elk Grove Unified School District officials will hold a press conference at 2:45 p.m. in the Board Room of the District Office (Robert L. Trigg Education Center) 9510 Elk Grove Florin Road, Elk Grove, 95624.
About the Elk Grove Unified School District
The Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) is the fifth-largest school district in California located in southern Sacramento County. EGUSD covers 320 square miles and includes 67 schools: 42 elementary schools, nine middle schools, nine high schools, five alternative education schools, an adult school, one charter school and a virtual academy. Offering a multitude of educational programs, including over 70 career-themed academies and pathways within 15 industry sectors, we prepare our students for college and career by supporting them with the means to be creative problem solvers; self-aware, self-reliant, and self-disciplined; technically literate; effective communicators and collaborators; and engaged in the community as individuals with integrity. We integrate rigorous academics with career-based learning and real world workplace experiences and ensure that Every Student is Learning, in Every Classroom, in Every Subject, Every Day to Prepare College, Career and Life Ready Graduates.