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County: Schools could open Sept. 1

Given that the county’s case rate for COVID-19 has been and appears likely to remain below 100 cases per every 100,000 residents, all schools in the region, kindergarten through 12th grade, could reopen for in-person instruction beginning Sept. 1.

Schools that choose to reopen must follow the guidance for schools and school-based programs. The guidance applies to in-person learning and distance learning.

“San Diegans have done a tremendous job in helping us to keep the local case rate below 100,” said Wilma Wooten, M.D., M.P.H., County public health officer.

Schools districts and charter and private schools must meet the state public health requirements and must develop and implement their own reopening plan.

“Ever since schools made the decision in March to close campuses to prevent the spread of COVID, we have been focused on creating plans to reopen safely,” said Superintendent Paul Gothold, San Diego County Office of Education. “All of us in education miss our school communities. This year is hard for educators and families alike, and back-to-school just hasn’t been the same.”


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