Coronavirus creates uncertainty for graduations, proms

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They worked for four years to get to this moment. And now a global pandemic – something that perhaps never crossed their minds as a possibility – is upending a crucial moment in their lives. For high school seniors, coronavirus has thrown a wrench into plans for graduations, proms and other rites of passage. On Friday, March 13, virtually all local school districts announced they would cancel classes in an attempt to stop coronavirus cases from increasing exponentially. Most districts had plans to reopen campuses between the end of March and early- to mid-April, though in Riverside County reopening dates were pushed back to April 30 by the county health office. Then, Tuesday, March 17, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that he wasn’t sure if public schools would reopen at all befo
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