Murrieta’s Oak Grove Center caring for residential students during COVID-19 outbreak

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Oak Grove Center, considered an essential service, remains open during the COVID-19 outbreak. Valley News/Shane Gibson photo
Oak Grove Center is a nonprofit residential, educational and treatment center for children throughout California with psychological, emotional and behavioral problems and special needs. Considering dozens of at-risk children live on the campus and dozens more travel in each day for school and treatment, a crisis like the coronavirus outbreak has the potential to be a real problem for the facility. “I basically kind of locked us down in the sense of ‘shelter in place’ last week, on Friday the 13th ... it seems like a lifetime ago,” Tammy Wilson, CEO at Oak Grove Center, said. “We had a minimum day that day, the day students that come every day, have been in their homes ever since. We have been really trying to communicate very well to parents about how critical it was to not
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