The Sacramento County Office of Education today announced that the thirteen districts within Sacramento County will continue distance learning as they had implemented in the spring.
More than 250,000 students will return to distance learning. That includes local districts Twin Rivers, Natomas, Center, Elverta, and Robla. No announcement was made regarding private schools.
“It is a reasonable decision given the large increase in cases we’ve experienced, particularly among young people under 49, the kids and their parent’s ages.”Sacramento County Health Director Dr. Peter Beilenson
Just yesterday, Natomas Unified voted to delay their first day of school by two weeks to hire extra staff, evaluate their educational options, and observe the overall COVID situation in the County.
As of today, 6,174 people in Sacramento have been infected by coronavirus and 92 have died.
There is no estimated time to reopen campuses, although they expect to see a trend in infection rates develop, positive or negative, around mid-September.
Another question that has yet to be answered is that off fall sports. The California Interscholastic Federation (CIF), in collaboration with the ten Sections, will be determining by July 20 if Fall Sports will continue as currently scheduled. The CIF is prepared to offer alternative calendars if it is determined by July 20 that Fall sports may not start as scheduled due to ongoing public health and safety concerns.