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Numerous California school districts and charter schools announced today, March 13, 2020 that they would be closing in an effort to control the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Late today, the Governor issued an executive order confirming that charter schools which close to address COVID-19 will continue to receive funding to provide critical services (https://www.gov.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/3.13.20-EO-N-26-20-Schools.pdf). We realize that many of you have been preparing for this possibility. This legal alert will provide you with additional guidance and information regarding legal issues and questions you may have during this process. Such guidance does not constitute legal advice but is solely intended as a general resource to assist charter schools. For specific legal advice under the particular facts of your school’s situation, legal counsel should be consulted. Based upon the current information available, in addition to the information contained in our prior Legal Alert, sent on March 10, we recommend consideration of the following additional issues:

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Attorney Lisa Corr

Lisa A. Corr, ESQ.

Jerry Simmons

Jerry W. Simmons, ESQ.

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