The San Francisco Chronicle reports:
Schools in much of California will be blocked from reopening in-person classes this fall unless they meet strict guidelines to protect students and staff, and unless counties where they are located slow the spread of the coronavirus, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Friday.
All public and private schools throughout California must also require staff and students in grades 3-12 to wear masks, and those in grades K-2 must be encouraged to do so. Older students who refuse to wear masks will be required to participate in distance learning.
California is the first state in the U.S. to explicitly prohibit students who don’t comply with a mask mandate from attending school in person, according to the Newsom administration.
The majority of schools in California won’t reopen for in-person education this fall, Gov. Gavin Newsom says.
Private and public schools in 33 of California’s 58 counties — representing more than 80% of the state’s population — will be required to close. https://t.co/vnSdkyKSay
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