Four school districts in Riverside County will be allowed to return to in-person instruction, now that the county’s daily COVID-19 cases are fewer than 25 per 100,000 residents.
Riverside County reached that milestone Tuesday, which means that K-6 classes may resume if they have an approved safety plan that conforms to state guidelines, according to a statement.
Four Riverside County districts meet that standard: Corona-Norco Unified School District, Palo Verde Valley Unified School District, Desert Sands Unified School District and Murrieta Valley Unified School District.
“The pandemic has had a major impact on education, like everything else, and as case rates currently continue to decline we can start getting more kids back in class,” said Dr. Cameron Kaiser, Riverside County’s public health officer, in the statement. “But this can’t be without safety precautions or monitoring. Our districts and schools are committed to operating safely, and so am I.”