As Elk Grove Unified School District cancels classes for a week, criticism ensues; panic buying in Elk Grove appears

In a statement released today (see below) and posted on social media, the Elk Grove Unified School District Superintendent Christopher Hoffman announced that all schools and activities will close for one week because of a postive test for the COVID-19 Coronavirus.

The statement said in part "Friday evening, the Sacramento County Public Health Department (SCPH) confirmed that an EGUSD family was put on quarantine because of testing positive for COVID-19. After careful consideration and in light of the new information, effective immediately, the District will close its schools, cancel classes and any student-related activities from today, March 7 – March 13, 2020."

As part of the district's actions, they will also move up the April-traditional spring break to next week. The district also said other schedule adjustments might be made.  

Reaction to the decision on social media has mostly been critical. Some noted high school sports teams will be forced to forfeit games while others said family vacation plans are negatively affected.

Separately, widespread panic buying appeared in at least one Elk Grove grocer, the Island Pacific store on Elk Grove Florin. According to a clerk, the store received a rice shipment this morning that fully stocked shelves, but by this afternoon, the entire stock was sold out.  

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