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WHEN CAN OUR SCHOOLS BEGIN TO REOPEN?

On August 28, Governor Newsom released a new color-coded system for tracking COVID-19 cases by county.  Counties are placed in tiered color bands depending on the 7-day average of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents and the percentage of COVID-19 tests that are positive. As of August 31, Solano County is currently in the purple tier, with 8.4 new cases per 100,000 residents.  That rate needs to drop to 7 new cases per 100,000 or below before we can move into the red tier. 

After Solano County has been in the red tier for 14 days, we can consider a limited reopening of our schools for in-person instruction.  Student groups must be no larger than 14, and students must stay with their own cohort without mixing with other students.  Health and safety protocols, including masks, handwashing, distancing, and cleaning must be in place.

We will continue to update our school community as COVID-19 rates drop and reopening schools becomes a possibility.  We know everyone would prefer to be back at school for in-person instruction, and we can get there if our community practices the healthy habits that reduce virus spread.