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North Bay school closed out of precaution over coronavirus concerns

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HEALDSBURG, Calif. (KRON) – The Healdsburg School is closed Monday, March 2 due to coronavirus concerns after someone associated with the school came into contact with someone who is a confirmed coronavirus patient, according to school officials.

This private elementary school canceled class after finding out that one of their teachers may have come into contact with someone infected.

The head of the school, Andy Davies, says they made the decision to cancel classes Sunday evening out of the abundance of caution.

She says that no students or faculty have diagnosed with the virus but they were not taking any chances.

“As a school leader, you always want to confer with professionals in the field. We reached out to public health but it was before hours and we made the decision because we want to confer with public health professionals,” Andy Davies said.

Davies also says that they are hoping to resume classes on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the local public health emergency declaration will have to be approved by the Board of Supervisors in a special meeting that will probably be held this week.

If it passes, that will free up resources to help contain the virus and treat patients.

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