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Kern High School District announces closure of their schools beginning Wednesday

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Posted at 10:14 PM, Mar 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-16 01:21:08-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — All schools in the Kern High School District will be closed beginning Wednesday as a coronavirus precaution, according to a district press release Sunday.

Schools will remain open and operating on Monday and Tuesday, the release states.

The district did not include when schools may reopen, but the release said "staff will receive additional information regarding next steps before the end of the school day," Tuesday.

The announcement comes several hours after Governor Gavin Newsom said Kern County High School District is the only district of its size to remain open amid spread of the coronavirus.

"Twenty-four out of 25 of the largest district's in the state in California have already shut down. The one remaining in that group is Kern High School District, which has remained open," Newsom said during his coronavirus address Sunday.

A press release from KHSD was sent to 23ABC News at 10:05 p.m. detailing their planned closures.