BREAKING: Santa Clara schools extends closures to May 1

Ryan Wisowaty, Editor-in-Chief

Santa Clara County schools will remain closed until May 1 to help stop the spread of COVID-19, a press release from the county Office of Education announced today.

Santa Clara County issued the order in conjunction with five other Bay Area school districts and county education offices, which will also extend school closures until May 1. The five other offices are Alameda County, Contra Costa County, Marin County, San Francisco Unified School District and San Mateo County.

“The regional connections across our most populous counties in the Bay Area require a coordinated approach,” the press release stated. “County Offices of Education will continue to work in close partnership with local health departments and local school districts to support the children, parents, and essential workforce of the Bay Area.”

The closure announcement comes as Palo Alto Unified School District schools were initially scheduled to reopen April 13, after spring break.

This story will be updated as it develops.