Porterville Unified School District sites will be closed until further notice amid COVID-19 concerns

Posted at 11:07 PM, Mar 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-18 02:07:32-04

PORTERVILLE, Calif. — Effective Monday, March 23rd, Porterville Unified School District school sites will be closed to students until further notice for the health and safety of the community.

PUSD has already been working to assemble the resources to provide support, with the first being continued meal service for students. Effective Monday, March 23rd, PUSD will be ready to provide combination Grab and Go lunches and breakfasts for students at eight different school sites throughout Porterville and Strathmore.

PUSD is also working on publishing links on their website to free online resources and instructional material organized by grade and subject level to support students’ continued learning.

Finally, as instructed by the governor’s executive order, PUSD is working with the city and local health authorities to ensure some type of child care will be available with priority assigned to families of first responders and healthcare workers.

Additional information will follow tomorrow with specific guidance to employees regarding their assignments. In summary, wherever possible, the district will have its staff work remotely.

Employees 65 years of age and older or with underlying medical conditions at any age that may increase the risk of exposure to COVID-19, such as pregnancy or a blood disorder, will only be permitted to work off-site.