List: Bay Area Schools Close Over Coronavirus Concerns

Many schools, including colleges and universities, have decided to take actions over coronavirus concerns

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Schools in the Bay Area have announced campus closures, class cancellations and limited activities due to coronavirus concerns.

Here's a list of schools that have decided to take action due to possible exposures or out of an abundance of caution as the coronavirus continues to spread.

UPDATE (March 26): School districts in Sonoma County will continue distance learning through May 1. Details here.

UPDATE (March 25): Public schools in the following Bay Area counties are extending closures through May 1: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara. Details here.

San Francisco

  • San Francisco Unified School District said all district schools will close for three weeks, effective Monday, March 16. Details here.
  • San Francisco Unified School District is closing Lakeshore Elementary School for two weeks effective March 11 after four students reported respiratory illness. The Department of Public Health is testing the students for coronavirus. There are no confirmed cases among SFUSD students currently.
  • San Francisco public schools will remain open at this time, officials announced March 11.
  • Archdiocese of San Francisco on March 10 said it will close its school buildings and cancel classes and student-related activities from March 12-25. For more information, click here.
  • San Francisco State University says all "face-to-face" courses are suspended from March 10-15. Details here.
  • City College of San Francisco has canceled on-site classes and events starting at the end of the day March 12 and has moved up Spring Break to the week of March 23, officials said. Classes are expected to resume on March 30. Details here.
  • The Academy of Art said it will temporarily move onsite classes online for coronavirus precautionary measures. For more information, visit
  • San Francisco Unified School District said Lowell High School will be closed through March 10 after learning a relative of a student there is being treated for coronavirus, officials said.
  • School officials from ICA Cristo Rey High School in San Francisco announced that the school will be closed through March 19 after a custodial staff member tested positive for coronavirus. The staff member did not have direct, prolonged contact with anyone from the school, but officials are choosing to be cautious.

East Bay

  • The Contra Costa County Community College District has announced that all all in-person classes and activities will be suspended across all campuses starting Monday. All campuses will be closed until further notice, and instruction will begin online starting Wednesday.
  • Alameda County Office of Education said all public school districts will be closing starting Monday, March 16. Full details on the districts and closures here.
  • As of 6 p.m. Friday, all schools and child development centers within the Oakland Unified School District will be closed to students through at least Sunday, April 5, the end of Spring Break.
  • Hayward Unified schools will close schools from March 16-27. Students will be on spring break from March 30 to April 3.
  • Pittsburg Unified schools will close for two weeks starting Monday, March 16. For more information, click here.
  • Mt. Diablo Unified School District is joining other districts in the area in closing schools because of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Superintendent Robert Martinez wrote in a message Friday that the district's schools will be closed starting next week.
  • All lecture-based classes at two Diablo Valley College campuses in Contra Costa County will be held remotely starting March 16. Classes that require special spaces, such as labs, will continue to meet, the school announced.
  • The Peralta Community College District has announced that in-person classes at all the district's campuses will be canceled for the remainder of the week. (The campuses are in Berkeley, Alameda and Oakland.) Additionally, the district has moved spring break from April 13-18 to March 16-21. School officials also switched a faculty training day from March 19 to March 30. More details here.
  • Berkeley Unified School district has announced that all schools in the district will close due to coronavirus concerns. The high schools will close effective Friday, March 13. The rest of the schools will close starting Monday, March 16. School officials said they hope to repoen after spring break on Monday, April 6.
  • The West Contra Costa County Unified School District will close all schools for three weeks beginning Monday, March 16.
  • Classes at Holy Names University in Oakland will be held remotely beginning March 16 until at least April 3. Details here.
  • The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District announced March 11 that it is temporarily suspending classes for the next three days due to coronavirus concerns. This closure affects both the Hayward and Livermore campuses.
  • California State University, East Bay says all in-person courses will be online starting March 11. Classes should resume as planned on March. 16.
  • UC Berkeley is suspending most of the in-person classes due to coronavirus concerns. The changes are expected to last through the end of spring break.

South Bay

  • A spokesperson from the San Jose Evergreen Community College District announced Sunday that all in-person operations will be suspended March 17 - April 3 at San Jose City College, Evergreen Valley College, the Milpitas College Extension and the SJECCD District Office. Some employees who provide services that cannot be done remotely will still be on campuses.
  • All schools in Santa Clara County will close from March 16 through April 3.
  • De Anza College in Cupertino announced it will move most face-to-face classes to alternate formats, including online, beginning Monday, March 16. Exceptions may include labs, studio arts and physical activity courses.
  • The Diocese of San Jose Department of Catholic Schools said it will close all diocesan schools beginning March 16 and extending through March 30.
  • Mission College in Santa Clara and West Valley College in Saratoga suspend all in-person classes from March 11 to 29. Spring Break will still occur from March 30 to April 5, and all online classes will continue as normal. Details here.
  • Santa Clara University is suspending "face-to-face" meetings of classes until April 13. Full details here.
  • San Jose City College and Evergreen Valley College says all in-person classes will be suspended from March 11-13. View the latest here.
  • San Jose State University said all in-person classes will be suspended from March 10-13. Full details here.
  • Santa Teresa High on March 10 announced a student has had a confirmed secondary contact with an individual infected with coronavirus. The student has been quarantined and will be tested. More information here.
  • Oak Grove High School in San Jose reported that a student was in contact with a family member who had tested positive for coronavirus. The student was not showing symptoms. The school has confirmed that a level one cleaning of the facility will take place over the weekend of March 7-8 and all scheduled weekend events will be either canceled or moved.
  • Action Day Primary Plus in San Jose (Moorpark facility) was expected to reopen March 9 after the school sent a letter to parents saying the school would be closed after learning a teacher tested positive for coronavirus.


  • The San Mateo-Foster City Unified School District has announced that all schools in the district will close March 16 - April 3. Distance learning will begin for students on March 19, followed by spring break April 6 - 17. Students were already scheduled off for a pre-planned professional development day March 13.
  • San Mateo Union High School District said all schools, including San Mateo Adult School, will be closed March 16-30.
  • Stanford University on March 6 confirmed that all on-campus classes will be canceled for the next two weeks amid coronavirus concerns. Classes will be held online. There are two students in self-isolation after possible exposure to the virus.
  • Menlo School, a private campus in Atherton, was expected to resume classes March 9 after it shut down March 4 in response to a staff member having contact with a relative who tested positive for the coronavirus, according to a top school official.

North Bay

  • The Calistoga Joint Unified School District announced the closure of its schools through mid-April.
  • Solano County public schools will close for two weeks starting Monday, March 16.
  • Marin County public schools will suspend classroom instruction to students for at least two week beginning Monday, March 16.
  • Five high schools in the Tamalpais Union High School District closed Friday until March 30 as a precaution against the spread of the coronavirus, the district said. The high schools are Redwood, San Andreas and Tamiscal in Larkspur, Sir Francis Drake in San Anselmo and Tamalpais in Mill Valley.
  • Ross School District in Marin County has announced that all schools in the district will close March 13-30.
  • Santa Rosa Junior College is temporarily suspending all classes, including online classes as well as on-campus activities and in-person student services, beginning March 12 at 5 p.m. through March 15. Details here.

Santa Cruz County

  • School officials in Santa Cruz County have announced that all schools in the district will close for the week of March 16-20 and it will be determined later in the week if the closure will be extended.
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