This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 2 The reopening process for Bay Area elementary schools got off to a slow start, but last week, waiver approvals in some counties started rolling in. California recently transitioned to a new four-tier, color-coded coronavirus monitoring system , which opens the door for more school reopenings based on a county's risk level. Those in the riskiest purple tier cannot reopen schools unless the health department grants a waiver, for K-6 elementary schools only. The next tier, red, allows counties to reopen schools if they've been at that level for at least two weeks, though counties and districts can still impose stricter rules than the state. San Francisco, Napa and Santa Clara are the only three Bay Area counties in the less restrictive red tier. Classrooms across the Bay Area had been shuttered since mid-March because of the pandemic, and state health officials released guidelines in early August for elementary schools to request waivers to reopen under strict safety protocols. County health officers decide whether to approve waivers, in consultation with the California Department of Public Health. The state template application form requires schools to submit proof that they have… Read full this story
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