The teacher’s union used the example of a coronavirus outbreak at a Sonoma County child care center, where one child spread the virus to 15 other students, 11 family members, and three staff members, just before the county was forced to close down the facility.
Costa Mesa Mayor Katrina Foley told KTLA she understands the teachers’ concerns.
“There’s a lot of families that want their kids to return to school, they feel like there’s a learning gap that’s developing,” Foley said. “I think elementary school students, it’s kind of hard to learn on Zoom all day. So, I understand those concerns. I think that what some people want is to wait for us to get down to that yellow tier.”
On September 8, Orange County moved into the red tier — a less-restrictive reopening phase in the state’s color-coded system, which launched a14-day countdown for in-person learning.
All school districts can open for in-person learning starting Sept. 22, if they choose.