SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Gov. Gavin Newsom encouraged schools to resume in-person education next year.
He wants to start with the youngest students, and promised $2 billion in state aid to promote coronavirus testing, increased ventilation of classrooms and personal protective equipment.
He said the recommendation announced Wednesday was driven by increasing evidence that there are lower risks and increased benefits from in-person instruction particularly for the youngest students.
The proposal comes as California remains consumed by a growing pandemic crisis. But hope is on the horizon as vaccines begin rolling out, with educators among those recommended for shots after the initial round goes to health care workers.
Click here for more details on the governor's plan to resume in-person instruction.
Later in the day, Gov. Newsom will join a virtual conversation with Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
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