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Health Department Directs Madera County Schools to Close ‘Immediately’

MADERA — Because of increasing concern about the threat of continued community spread of the coronavirus, schools across Madera County have been directed to close immediately, according to an order issued late Friday afternoon by the Madera County Department of Health.

The closure notice, which was announced shortly before 6 p.m. Friday by Madera County Director of Public Health Sara Bosse, states:

“As Fresno and Madera Counties function in many ways as a shared population, the Madera County Health Officer, Department of Public Health, and the Superintendents of Madera County public school districts have come to consensus that it is best to close public schools in Madera County. School closure is effective immediately.”

At this time, county officials have not announced when schools will reopen but other large school districts across central California said Friday their facilities will remained closed until mid-April.

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