Los Angeles County could allow elementary schools to reopen as early as today. The county has met the state’s required threshold of new coronavirus cases, 25 cases per 100-thousand residents, which was confirmed by Supervisor Janice Hahn on Monday. This allows thousands of students to return to the classroom for the first time in nearly a year.
Schools that wish to reopen must first submit their health and safety plans to county and state public health officials before they’re cleared. Even with eligibility, Los Angeles Unified elementary students will likely stay home distance learning as the school district plans to hold off with reopening until teachers are vaccinated.