Schools Ordered to Begin School Year Online

Early last week, San Diego Unified School District announced that the new school year will start with online-only classes, with instruction resuming on August 31 as previously scheduled. The Governor’s office also released new industry guidance for schools and school-based programs. Under the new regulations, California school districts cannot reopen until coronavirus infections and hospitalizations have stabilized in their counties. Schools can offer in-person instruction only if their county is removed from the state’s monitoring list for more than two weeks. Districts are also required to test teachers for coronavirus every other month.