WALNUT CREEK, CA — Schools in the Walnut Creek School District will remain open as the community attempts to slow the spread of the new coronavirus, but all nonessential gatherings will be postponed for the next two weeks including field trips and school assemblies, Walnut Creek School District Superintendent Marie Morgan said in a message to the community.

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The district will excuse absences due to illness without a doctor's note during the coronavirus pandemic so that the healthcare system is not overwhelmed.

On Tuesday, the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors to protect the community from novel coronavirus (COVID-19)," CCHS Spokesman Karl Fischer said Tuesday. "The updated guidance includes specific actions recommended for people at high risk of severe disease, community gatherings, businesses and employers, schools, public transit and the general public."

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— Patch editors Bea Karnes and Maggie Fusek contributed to this story

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