The safety of our students and staff is our highest priority.
Based on guidance from the Governor’s Office, California Department of Public Health and Kern
County Department of Public Health regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) that was released late last
evening, the following are the recommendations for Mojave Unified School District that we will
No School Closures
Schools are an essential service, providing meals, security and resources for our children and
families. Closing schools would have a significant impact on children and families, so we are
carefully considering the potential impacts of school closures and are developing contingency plans
to deliver essential services to students.
There is NO recommendation for school closures in Kern County at this time. At this time, classes
will stay open but athletic contests, performances, Saturday School, and all non-essential meetings
will be canceled.
Travel / Field Trips / Gatherings
Mojave Unified School District will suspend all non-essential out-of-county travel effective immediately
through the end of March or until further notice.
Additionally, we will cancel or postpone all out-of-county and local field trips.
The guidelines recommend that all events over 250 people be cancelled and that events with less
than 250 people utilize suggested social distancing standards. The social distancing
recommendations state that “smaller gatherings held in venues that do not allow social distancing of
six (6) feet per person should be postponed or canceled.” Suggestions include:
• Staggering activities (e.g. lunch, recess)
• Add distance between where individuals sit or stand around tables or desks
• Avoid physical contact such as shaking hands
We are also giving special consideration to gatherings / meetings that include high-risk individuals
(the elderly, people with compromised immune systems, people with serious chronic medical issues
such as heart disease, diabetes and lung disease).
We will continue to work closely with the State and local County Office of Education and Kern County
Department of Public Health to monitor this situation, and will keep parents and stakeholders
apprised as new information becomes available. Thank you for your continued patience,
understanding and support.