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Which schools are closed for coronavirus in San Diego County and when will they reopen for distance learning?

Many schools and districts are suspending physical classes and closing campuses across San Diego County as they make decisions related to coronavirus.

SAN DIEGO — Out of an abundance of caution, and in consultation with local public health, all San Diego County school districts have closed effective March 16 in order to curb the potential transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

The following are confirmed closures from the San Diego County Office of Education. School officials will continue to update this list and add anticipated reopen dates and any distance learning plans as the situation unfolds.

Below is a list of districts, as of March 26, 2020, at 5:34 p.m. according to the San Diego County Office of Education website.

For details on specific district or school plans regarding reopening or distance learning, please contact the district or school directly. The county's school finder tool can help you find contact information quickly.

Confirmed school district closures:

  • Alpine Union School District
  • Bonsall Unified School District
  • Borrego Springs Unified School District
  • Cajon Valley Union School District
  • Cardiff School District
  • Carlsbad Unified School District
  • Chula Vista Elementary School District
  • Coronado Unified School District
  • Dehesa School District
  • Del Mar Union School District
  • Encinitas Union School District
  • Escondido Union Elementary School District
  • Escondido Union High School District
  • Fallbrook Union Elementary School District
  • Fallbrook Union High School District
  • Grossmont Union High School District
  • Jamul-Dulzura Union School District
  • Julian Union Elementary School District
  • Julian Union High School District
  • Juvenile Court and Community Schools
  • La Mesa-Spring Valley School District
  • Lakeside Union School District
  • Lemon Grove School District
  • Mountain Empire Unified School District
  • National School District
  • Oceanside Unified School District
  • Poway Unified School District
  • Ramona Unified School District
  • Rancho Santa Fe School District
  • San Diego Unified School District
  • San Dieguito Union High School District
  • San Marcos Unified School District
  • San Pasqual Union School District
  • San Ysidro School District
  • Santee School District
  • Solana Beach School District
  • South Bay Union School District
  • Spencer Valley School District
  • Sweetwater Union High School District
  • Vallecitos School District
  • Valley Center-Pauma Unified School District
  • Vista Unified School District
  • Warner Unified School District

Confirmed charter and private school closures:

  • Albert Einstein Academies 
  • America's Finest Charter School 
  • Audeo Charter School 
  • ACES Academy 
  • AIM High - Mt. Helix Academy 
  • Aseltine School 
  • Banyan Tree Foundations Academy - San Diego 
  • Barona Indian Charter School 
  • Bella Mente Montessori Academy 
  • Calvary Christian Academy 
  • Charter School of San Diego 
  • Children's Workshop 
  • Children’s Creative & Performing Arts Academy 
  • City Heights Prep
  • College Preparatory Middle School
  • Community Montessori 
  • Community School of San Diego 
  • Community School of San Diego High School 
  • Community Transition Academy 
  • COOK Education Center 
  • Darnall Charter School 
  • e3 Civic High School 
  • Einstein Elementary and Middle Schools 
  • Elevate Elementary
  • Empower Charter School
  • Epiphany Prep Charter School
  • Escondido Charter High School
  • Excelsior Academy
  • Gompers Preparatory Academy
  • Greater San Diego Academy
  • Guajome Schools 
  • Hawking STEAM Charter Schools 
  • Health Sciences High 
  • Health Sciences Middle 
  • Helix Charter High School 
  • Heritage K-8 Charter School
  • High Tech High
  • High Tech High International
  • High Tech High Media Arts 
  • High Tech Middle 
  • High Tech Middle Media Arts 
  • High Tech Elementary Explorer 
  • High Tech Elementary 
  • High Tech High Mesa 
  • High Tech Middle Mesa
  • High Tech Elementary Mesa 
  • High Tech High North County 
  • High Tech Middle North County
  • High Tech Elementary North County
  • High Tech High Chula Vista 
  • High Tech Middle Chula Vista 
  • High Tech Elementary Chula Vista 
  • Holly Drive Leadership Academy 
  • Iftin Charter School 
  • Ingenuity Charter School 
  • Innovations Academy 
  • Integrity Charter School 
  • KIPP Adelante Preparatory Academy 
  • Kavod Charter School 
  • Keiller Leadership Academy 
  • Kidinnu Academy
  • King-Chavez Academy of Excellence
  • King-Chavez Arts Academy
  • King-Chavez Primary Academy 
  • King-Chavez Preparatory Academy 
  • King-Chavez Community High 
  • King-Chavez Athletics Academy 
  • Learning Choice Academy 
  • Leonardo Da Vinci Health Sciences Charter School
  • MAAC Community Charter School
  • Magnolia Science Academy 
  • McGill School of Success
  • Mission Valley Academy 
  • Museum School 
  • National University Academy 1001 STEAM 
  • National University Academy - Dual Language Institute 
  • NewBridge School
  • North County Trade Tech High School 
  • O'Farrell Charter School
  • Oak Grove 
  • Old Town Academy 
  • Pacific Coast Christian Prep
  • Pacific Springs Charter School
  • Pacific View Charter School 
  • River Valley Charter School 
  • SIATech North County Independent Study, Oceanside
  • SIATech at San Diego Job Corps Center, Imperial Beach 
  • SIATech South Bay Independent Study High School, Chula Vista 
  • San Diego Center for Children Academy 
  • San Diego Cooperative Charter School 
  • San Diego Diocese - all parish and diocesan schools 
  • San Diego Global Vision Academy 
  • Sam and Rose Stein Education Center
  • Scholarship Prep 
  • School for Entrepreneurship & Technology 
  • Sierra Academy of San Diego
  • Sierra Springall Academy
  • South Bay Christian Academy
  • T.E.R.I., Inc. - Learning Academy
  • T.E.R.I., Inc. - The Country School 
  • The Child’s Primary School 
  • The Koonings Center
  • The Preuss School UC San Diego
  • The Winston School 
  • Tri-City Christian School 
  • Trinity Christian School
  • Tubman Village Charter School 
  • Urban Discovery Schools 
  • Urban Skills Center
  • Vista Christian School 
  • Vista Christian Preschool 
  • Vista Springs Charter School

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According to the CDC, coronavirus (COVID-19) is a family of viruses that is spreadable from person to person. Coronavirus is believed to have been first detected in a seafood market in Wuhan, China in December 2019. If someone is sick with coronavirus, the symptoms they may show include mild to severe respiratory illness, cough, and difficulty breathing.

Currently, there is no vaccine, however, the CDC suggests the following precautions, along with any other respiratory illness:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds.

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