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California Governor Gavin Newsom says schools can open if their county is off the COVID monitoring list

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EL CENTRO, Calif. (KYMA, KECY) -"Schools must provide meaningful instructions regardless of whether they're open or not," said California Governor Gavin Newsom.

Safety is foundational he reiterated. Newsom laid out five principles of the pandemic plan for education.

Safe in-person school is based on local health data. When a county has been off our monitoring list for fourteen days. Imperial County is currently on that list.

New Mask requirements, All students 3rd grade and up must wear masks. For 3rd grade and below it is recommended.

Physical distancing, staff must have 6-foot distance among staff and students. Temperature checks must be done in the morning.

Specific guidance to testing. Tests will happen on a rotating basis.

5.3 billion dollars was also invested in California education to ensure equity.

Newsom also addressed what would happen if there was an outbreak in the school.

Schools should consult with a public health officer first

A classroom cohort goes home when there is confirmed cases

A district goes home if 25 percent of their schools are closed within a 14-day period.

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Peruvian-born and LA raised Gianella Ghiglino joins the team from the San Fernando valley. “LA is the place that taught me how to breath and Peru is my breath.” She says she was inspired by the community she grew up in and began documenting her experience through poetry at the age of 7. “I wrote about everything I saw, felt and everything that inspired me.” When she entered High School she joined her school news station and realized that broadcast journalism allowed her to pursue her passion and her purpose all at once. Gianella attended Cal State Northridge and received a Bachelors degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Spanish Broadcast Journalism, and Political Science. She did several internships while in College but most notably interned for PBS’s local LA station for three years. “My purpose is to share my story and of those in my community, my passion is writing.”


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