Gov. Gavin Newsom says his kids 'phasing back' into classrooms

Posted at 4:47 PM, Oct 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-30 19:47:02-04

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom says his children are among those resuming in-person classes after months of distance learning due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Newsom says he believes children learn best in the classroom and his administration will support districts with personal protective gear and testing resources so they can safely reopen.

Newsom has four children in private school.

His administration has approved more than 1,200 requests for waivers to allow for in-person education for elementary school students in counties where coronavirus cases remain widespread.

Schools in counties where cases have declined below state-mandated thresholds can broadly reopen.