SACRAMENTO, Calif. —
Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Friday that public and private schools in California counties on the state’s coronavirus watchlist won’t be allowed to hold in-class instruction and have to meet strict criteria in order to reopen.
A county has to be off the state’s COVID-19 monitoring list for 14 consecutive days before schools there can reopen for in-person learning. Under the new mandate, it’s unlikely that many California districts will be able to have classroom instruction at the start of the school year.