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Coronavirus latest: Five new cases confirmed in Contra Costa County over weekend

Original post made on Mar 8, 2020

Contra Costa County health officials announced five new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) were confirmed countywide as of Sunday morning.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Sunday, March 8, 2020, 2:47 PM

Comments (8)

Posted by Karen
a resident of Danville
on Mar 8, 2020 at 10:00 pm

The district should close their schools before a kid catches the virus because then it will spread like wildfire amongst the kids and their families, putting all of us at risk! It may not seem very serious to you, but I am over 50 and have type 1 diabetes making me prone to death. I do not want to be put at risk just because the district refuses to take action until a confirmed case!

Posted by Danville Mom
a resident of Danville
on Mar 9, 2020 at 9:40 am

I agree with looking at possible school closure. I think this week will be telling.
The "age of concern " has gone from "elderly" to 60 and now 50??? That is a huge demographic which many of us are in. I'm not one to freak out but now that I'm in that age group, it is of some concern.

Posted by Member
a resident of San Ramon
on Mar 9, 2020 at 8:49 pm

There are concerns that parents of a child at Neil Armstrong have been exposed to COVID-19. The mother of the child is a ER RN at Santa Clara Kaiser and father is Firefighter in Santa Clara. School administration has not done anything to protect children. Santa Clara county has the most cases in the Bay Area. How do you verify if someone has it or is doing a self quarantine. I feel San Ramon Valley school district is not taking the virus seriously.

Posted by Martha
a resident of San Ramon
on Mar 9, 2020 at 9:55 pm

Dougherty Valley already is dealing with overcrowding and a student population of over 3,000. if any school should be shut down it is Dougherty, as shared technologies such as library computers especially during CAASP Testing will undoubtedly spread the disease to all children if the school does not close.

Posted by Concerned Parents
a resident of San Ramon
on Mar 9, 2020 at 10:38 pm

Because of the child at Neil Armstrong who has parents with high risk careers in Santa Clara County that are exposed to COVID-19 daily (mom ER Nurse at Kaiser Santa Clara and dad firefighter in Santa Clara County) , issues with overcrowding at schools with students sharing devices, desks etc, and community spread, the best thing we can do is sign the petition, call the news , exercise our freedom of speech and continue to call the school and SRVUSD. We need to continue to post how we feel in hopes the exposed child's parents or SRVUSD do something to help protect our children and out community from community spread . HIPPA laws protect these parents but we should do something to protect our kids and community!

Posted by Bob
a resident of San Ramon
on Mar 10, 2020 at 4:56 pm

No Way. Many people in this area activities that makes them travel around the district. Someone may be spreadin it without knowing

Posted by Mo
a resident of San Ramon
on Mar 11, 2020 at 1:03 pm

SRVSD doesn't want to shut down because of money of course. They choose $ over the safety of our children!
When the kids start to get sick thats when they will suddenly act like they care. All businesses are starting to advise staffs to stay home but our school district is clinging on to money. SMH

Posted by Concern parent
a resident of San Ramon
on Mar 11, 2020 at 1:14 pm

I think WE should all call SRVSD and demand to shut all school down so we can keep our children safe before this virus spreads even more rapidly! Why can't we protest like these teachers did when they demanded what they wanted?!
To think they had to mention about making up their homework in the time like this, says how much they truly care for our kids.
Everyone needs to be on lockdown ASAP to control this deadly virus before its too late!!!!!!

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