UPDATE, Sunday, 3:15 p.m.: The Humboldt County Office of Education has published an updating spreadsheet of school closures in Humboldt County. You can find it here

At the moment, basically everything in the county is closed with the notable exception of Eureka City Schools, which are still listed as open.


A few minutes ago, Roger Macdonald, the superintendent of the Northern Humboldt Union High School District, sent the following message out to parents.

NHUHSD operates Arcata High, McKinleyville High and a few smaller schools.

Macdonald writes:

In recognition of the statewide COVID-19 situation and after careful consideration of many factors, the District has made the difficult decision to close our schools the week of March 16 - 20.  This decision is being made out of a preponderance of caution; we are not aware of any confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our District.

We know that our schools are the heart of our community and we are dedicated to the well being and safety of students, staff, and the community at large.  

I will send out a communication tomorrow afternoon that outlines some of our plans for food services and a blended distance learning model for our students.

We will reassess weekly and families can expect something from me each Friday.

Thank you for your continued trust and feel free to call or email with any questions.