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LA County Official Urges Schools To Close Through May 5. Long Beach Now Says May 4 Is Earliest Return

A message from Corona Ave Elementary about the school closure is posted at doors around campus. Chava Sanchez/ LAist
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Los Angeles County's top education official has asked all schools to cancel in-person classes through May 5 as part of an effort to contain the coronavirus.

In a statement today, L.A. County Superintendent of Schools Debra Duardo also said there was "potential" that schools might not re-open during this academic year at all.

Duardo said it would be up to each school district to decide whether to extend their current closures.

All 80 L.A. County school districts are currently closed. Around 30 of those districts — including the state's largest, L.A. Unified — have only outlined plans to close through next Friday, March 27.

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But the county's second-largest district, Long Beach Unified, had already planned to close through April 17. A notice that went out to parents this afternoon, said LBUSD, which serves more than 70,000 students, will now be closed until at least May 4.

Want to see how long your school's currently closed for? Check out this long list from the county.