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City of Ceres axes in-person classes, programs
Governor's order nixes summer fun
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The Ceres Recreation Department canceled all of its in-person summer activities because of the coronavirus, including dance.

The Ceres Recreation Department drastically modified its schedule for summer activities because of the coronavirus pandemic.

“Unfortunately, we had to cancel all in-person classes and programs due to the order Gov. Newsom put in place in California,” Recreational Administrative Coordinator Maya Narvaez said. “It was anticipated for how things were going in our vounty. We’ve been monitoring the progression of it (COVID-19) regularly.”

The announcement was posted on the city’s website on July 1.

The city of Ceres canceled its aquatics program in May out of public safety concerns related to the coronavirus.

“We’re committed to doing what’s safest for the community,” Narvaez said. 

A total of 66 in-person classes and programs have been canceled.

Approximately 47 people received refunds.

“We already notified and refunded everyone,” Narvaez said. “Hopefully, we’ll be able to come back in the fall.” 

Youth fitness activities canceled include soccer, tennis, flag football, basketball, volleyball, gymnastics and dance.

The Recreation Department will continue to offer online/virtual classes and camps with no and/or minimal fees, including cartooning, driver’s education, virtual robotics and Tuolumne River Trust Workshop.

“We plan on adding more,” Narvaez said. “It just depends on what the instructors are willing to offer.”

For more information about the Ceres Recreation Department’s online classes, call 538-5628 or visit

“Anyone here will be able to answer questions,” Narvaez said.