No school opening waivers will be considered, L.A. County says, citing high COVID-19 rates

No school opening waivers will be considered, L.A. County says, citing high COVID-19 rates

8/5/2020 9:20:00 AM

No school opening waivers will be considered, L.A. County says, citing high COVID-19 rates

The County Department of Public Health, citing high local COVID-19 rates, said it will not grant elementary school reopening waivers until cases drop.

The decision comes one day after the California Department of Public Healthfor granting school reopening waivers, indicating that counties with case rates above 200 per 100,000 residents should not consider applications.The case rate in L.A. County is currently 355 per 100,000 residents.

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“We know that to many families, this is a disappointing announcement, but it’s based on the existing science and data that is guiding all of our decision-making. We need to ensure the health and safety of our children, school teachers and staff and all of their families,” the department said in a statement.

AdvertisementIt added that the decision would be reconsidered once the case rate falls to the levels recommended by the state.Teachers, staff and administrators will still be allowed to return to school buildings as long as adults follow safety protocols, including physical distancing and infection control measures, such as wearing face coverings.

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced last month thatin counties where the coronavirus continues to spread. He noted that elementary schools, whose young students have difficulties with online-only learning, could seek an exception through a waiver process overseen by local health departments.

The L.A. County health department subsequently said it wouldfor waivers from district superintendents and private school directors seeking to reopen in person for students in transitional kindergarten through sixth grade.Advertisement Read more: Los Angeles Times »

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Glendale is calling their schools free day care centers and opening up. There’s always a work around. No one should be opening schools right now. When Barron Trump goes to school, I’ll reconsider. So it was “we’re letting you apply for a waiver because LA has high rates”, except “we’re not letting you apply for a waiver because LA has high rates”. Makes total sense. Captain Yossarian would be proud. My kids won’t get this reference because they don’t go to school anymore.

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