Move into purple tier will stop school districts looking to offer in-person learning

17 November 2020

PALO ALTO, Calif. (KGO) — After Governor Newsom announced that 28 California counties would be going back into the purple tier, the questions started coming in about what’s next for school kids.

Schools that are already open for in person learning in these counties can stay open, but no school can open if they are located in a purple tier county.

“Our elementary schools will remain open!” said Palo Alto Unified Superintendent Don Austin.

He’s reassuring parents that in-person classes will continue for the 2,100 elementary students already back in these Palo Alto schools.

Just over half of their elementary school families opted to come back for in-person learning.

Governor Newsom’s announcement that 28 California counties will go back into the purple tier means no additional schools can open in those areas.

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