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EPISD extends Emergency Preparedness Weeks to April 6

The City of El Paso’s Department of Public Health on Saturday released guidelines for school districts in response to COVID-19 (coronavirus). Those guidelines stated that all school districts should cancel classes until April 6.

EPISD previously had made the proactive decision for an extended closure. Given the new guidelines from the health department, the District will extend the closure until April 6.

The weeks of March 23-27 and March 30 to April 3 have been declared Emergency Preparedness Weeks in EPISD. All staff will be on duty. We are using the first week to prepare distance learning for students and professional development for staff.

We also are expanding the number of school sites that will be offering take-home meals for students during the closure to 50 campuses, to be announced later. Meals will be offered at these sites on March 23-27 and March 30-April 6. It is a priority for EPISD that all students have access to healthful meals as well as learning opportunities during the school closures.

We will continue to provide updated information to the EPISD community as it becomes available. Questions regarding the closures can be sent to the District via the Let’s Talk portal at To access it, click on the “Contact Us” tab on the main page of the website.