Lassen County schools to close over COVID-19 concerns

In light of the ever-changing situation with COVID-19, Lassen County superintendents and charter school administrators have made the difficult decision to close schools beginning Thursday, March 19, through Monday, April 13, read an announcement posted on the Lassen High School Facebook page.

Each school district and charter school will notify their parent communities and will continue to communicate directly with families and staff with updates, the Facebook post from LHS read.

“The superintendents and charter school administrators did not take this decision lightly and recognize that this may cause a hardship for some families. School leaders across the state are faced with this very difficult decision,” Patty Gunderson, Lassen County Superintendent of Schools, was quoted in the statement.

“There are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Lassen County at this time, but we understand the situation is constantly evolving. Please support and follow direction from school administrators regarding measures they are taking to keep all students and staff healthy and safe,” read the post.