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Lassen County Public Health orders all schools switch to distance learning

Lassen County Public Health has issued an order directing all schools in the county to close for in-person instruction until December 31, 2020. This includes all transitional kindergarten through grade 12.

Posted: Nov 24, 2020 12:44 PM

LASSEN COUNTY, Calif. – Lassen County Public Health has issued an order directing all schools in the county to close for in-person instruction until December 31, 2020. This includes all transitional kindergarten through grade 12.

Lassen County continues to see a spike in local cases. On Tuesday, the California Department of Public Health moved Lassen County into the state’s most restrictive purple tier of its Blueprint for a Safer Economy.

The county has 186 active coronavirus cases with three people hospitalized, as of Nov. 24. Two deaths in the county have been attributed to the virus. In total, there have been 361 confirmed cases. 

According to the CDCR COVID tracker, High Desert now has more infections than any other prison in the state. They are reporting 705 active cases of the virus among the inmate population at High Desert.

Below is a document from Lassen County Public Health regarding the school closure order, issued Nov. 23.

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