Coronavirus (COVID-19) Info

To reduce the potential spread of COVID-19 and to align with Directives and Executive Orders from state and local authorities, and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), we have made the decision to cancel many city events and close community centers, such as the Longfield Center. City operations have not been impacted as of yet but the best practices are ever evolving and that may change at any moment.  In the meantime, City services are still available and updates will be posted on this page and the City’s social media pages should changes be made to City operations. Your City Council is still scheduled to meet tomorrow night, and will receive a COVID-19 update, along with discussion and potential action authorizing staff to take various steps to respond to State and Federal mandates as they evolve.


Call your doctor

If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice.

If you're feeling mildly ill 

  • Stay home: You should restrict activities outside your home, except for getting medical care.
  • Avoid public areas: Do not go to work, school, or public areas.
  • Avoid public transportation: Avoid using public transportation, ride-sharing, or taxis

If you are at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19 because of your age or health condition

It is important for you to take actions to reduce your risk of getting sick with the disease, including: 

  • Call you primary provider to update them on your status 
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing, or having been in a public place.
  • Avoiding touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick, and stay away from large gatherings and crowds.
  • Stay home as much as possible. Consider ways of getting food brought to your house through family, social, or commercial networks.


Typically, human coronaviruses cause mild-to-moderate respiratory illness.  Symptoms are very similar to the flu, including:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Runny Nose
  • Shortness of breath

COVID-19 can cause more severe respiratory illness.

School Updates

 Hanford Joint Union High School District: The Hanford Joint Union High School District says it is closing schools beginning Monday, March 16, through Monday, April 13.

Kings County: Several Kings County school districts have announced schools will be closed through Spring Break and will likely reopen April 14. Those districts are:
  • Kit Carson Union School District
  • Armona Union Elementary School District
  • Central Union Elementary School District
  • Corcoran Unified School District
  • Hanford Elementary School District
  • Island Union Elementary School District
  • Kings River Hardwick School District
  • Lakeside Union Elementary School District
  • Lemoore Union High School District
  • Pioneer Union Elementary School District
  • Reef-Sunset Unified School District
  • Kings County Office of Education

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