Governor Newsom signs executive order to support safe, in-person learning at schools amid COVID surge
Governor’s order provides flexibilities for schools to deploy qualified staff to address short-term staffing shortages and support safe, in-person instruction
Last updated 1/26/2022 at 9:15am
SACRAMENTO – Amid the national surge in COVID-19 cases driven by the Omicron variant, Governor Gavin Newsom today signed an executive order to provide staffing flexibility for schools to support continued safe, in-person instruction for students.
“Schools nationwide returning from winter break are experiencing short-term staffing shortages that are putting a strain on operations,” said Governor Newsom. “We’re working closely with local education officials to cut red tape to allow qualified substitute teachers to help maintain safe learning environments. We are grateful for the tho...