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Ventura County To Start Vaccinating Teachers; Path Opens For Elementary School Reopenings

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Ventura County’s falling COVID-19 case numbers are opening the door to more elementary school reopenings.  Ventura County hit the case rate milestone Sunday allowing school districts to pursue reopening. 

Before schools can reopen, they must wait for a week after the county, and the state have approved their safety plans.  Schools which reopen will have to use hybrid schedules, because social distancing doesn’t allow them to bring all students to campus at the same time.

Some school district in the county where the case rates remain high may opt to keep schools closed until the numbers improve.

Meanwhile, after the governor announced plans to set aside 10% of vaccine supplies for school employees, Ventura County will start vaccinating teachers Monday.