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    Thursday, April 02, 2020
    EL CENTRO -- The Imperial County Office of Education and local school districts jointly announced Wednesday that school facility closures would be extended through the end of the school year. The announcement comes a day after California Superintendent of Schools Tony Thurmond announced that schools statewide weren’t likely to resume for the remainder of the school year.
    Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Human Interest
    Wednesday, April 01, 2020
    EL CENTRO — The Imperial County Health Officer has issued an amended Health Officer Order that takes effect today and will remain in effect until further notice. The amended order reiterates the stay-at-home order for all residents living in Imperial County, except to attend to critical needs such as getting food, medications or medical assistance.   Additionally, all businesses in Imperial ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors
    Tuesday, March 31, 2020
    MEXICALI — Starting Tuesday, the government of Baja California will intensify preventive measures to slow the curve of COVID-19 cases within the state. As the impact of the virus progresses, more forceful actions will be launched, Gov. Jaime Bonilla said. The measures include closure of beaches, shopping malls without supermarkets, and people walking on the street with no purpose. “The only ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Education
    Tuesday, March 31, 2020
    EL CENTRO — Local officials tasked with helping ensure an accurate 2020 Census count are shifting strategies after the COVID-19 pandemic recently prompted the suspension of field operations. In place of previously planned community outreach efforts, stakeholders are moving their presence online and planning to establish a call-in system to help residents complete the online census ...read more
    Categories: Education, Community, General News Article
    Saturday, March 28, 2020
    EL CENTRO — The coming week is expected to provide a crucial indication of the scope of local COVID-19 cases and the efficacy of ongoing efforts to limit exposure and its spread. That assessment was provided by Dr. Adolphe Edward, El Centro Regional Medical Center chief executive officer, who said COVID-19 is now locally in a period of community transmission.
    Categories: Community, Education, General News Article
    Saturday, March 28, 2020
    CALEXICO — To show their support for their students during the countywide school closures, faculty and staff at Mains Elementary School here put on a drive-by parade Friday morning. Beginning at 9 a.m., a caravan of more than 10 vehicles traveled through all the streets within its enrollment boundaries.
    Categories: Community, Education, General News Article
    Wednesday, March 25, 2020
    HOLTVILLE — Ever since school closed on March 17, staff and administrators at Pine Elementary have been, well, pining for their students. They decided to do something about it, so on Tuesday morning they jumped in their cars and formed a parade that passed by the home of nearly every student while they waved to say, “Hi.”Staff Writer Vincent Osuna can be reached at vosuna@ivpressonline.com or ...read more
    Categories: Community, Fun Facts, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors, Education, Human Interest
    Monday, March 23, 2020
    EL CENTRO — The Imperial Valley Regional Occupational Program board on Thursday voted to approve a resolution declaring a state of emergency due to the outbreak and spread of COVID-19. The emergency declaration allows IVROP to take the appropriate steps to respond to the potential spread of COVID-19.Staff Writer Julio Morales can be reached at jmorales@ivpressonline.com or 760-337-3415.
    Categories: Education, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors, Community, General News Article
    Thursday, March 12, 2020
    EL CENTRO — The Imperial County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday questioned why cost of the Niland Public Safety Facility was increasing in cost. The project, which is 10 percent completed, initially was going to cost $5 million, but it is increasing to $6.23 million, Public Works Director John Gay told the supervisors.
    Categories: Education, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors, General News Article