California schools will reopen when data shows it’s safe, according to California government Gavin News
“I don’t care about the latest tweets,” he said, in a thinly curved reference to President Trump.
“We must certainly deal with the reopening of schools. It is not negotiable for me,” the governor told a news conference.
The reopening of schools will be based on local conditions in the state, but Newsom added that “we must insist on learning at the beginning of the school year.”
“Given our current data and the current transmission of this deadly virus in the community, it is appropriate for school districts to prepare a distance learning plan that is ready to implement in case our data shows us that this is the safest way forward.” The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health said in a statement to CNN.
Predicting that schools would continue to be the topic of conversation, Newsom implored the public that reopening is conditioned by behavior.
“We can simply switch and accept the spread and transmission with the behaviors that led to it,” Newsom said. “Or we can do more to practice personal responsibilities with face wraps and masks and physical distancing that will alleviate the spread.”