Riverside County Public Health Officer Directs Closure Of All Riverside County Schools

On Friday, March 13, Riverside University Health System – Public Health (RUHS-PH) ordered schools closed in Riverside County. On Tuesday, March 17, the order was amended and extended to April 30.

Consequently, to mitigate the spread of the disease and protect the safety of students and staff, the Riverside County Office of Education Main Office at 3939 13th Street in Riverside will remain open but only with very limited staff.

RCOE Indio (47-110 Calhoun Street, Indio) and RCOE Murrieta (38670 Sky Canyon Drive, Suite 200, Murrieta) will remain closed until further notice.

In the executive order (below), Dr. Kaiser identified that districts will be expected to close schools throughout the county to students and staff. All RCOE student serving programs will be closed during this period. This includes Come Back Kids, School of Career Education, Head Start, Early Head Start, Migrant Head Start, State Preschool, Community Schools, and programs at our Regional Learning Centers.

For detailed information and questions related to RCOE program closures, please contact your school district directly or your RCOE program administrator. Thank you.

March 14, 2020 Update
On Saturday, March 14, Dr. Cameron released clarification (below) on the status of child care related to the March 13 executive order. Preschool programs affiliated with the public school system such as State Preschool, Head Start, Early Head Start, and Migrant Head Start are included in the executive order to close. Child care and private preschool programs are not closed by the order. RCOE Early Care and Education services for child care providers and families will continue without interruption. Please see the Early Care and Education Facebook page for more detailed information regarding services.

Riverside University Health System Public Health News Releases:

March 13, 2020

March 14, 2020

March 17, 2020