San Diego County no longer accepting school waiver applications

Posted at 9:16 AM, Aug 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-25 12:16:17-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – San Diego County officials say they are no longer accepting waiver applications from elementary schools looking to reopen for in-person learning.

The county’s COVID-19 Education Sector Team made the announcement Tuesday, stating:

“This decision is based on the fact that as of September 1, 2020, all TK-12 schools within San Diego County would be permitted to reopen for in-person instruction, if the county’s case rate remains below 100 per 100,000 population for 14 days after coming off the State’s Monitoring List. Today is day 7 of this 14-day period, therefore in one week, all TK-12 schools could be allowed to open for in-person instruction, if the school leadership chooses to do so. Therefore, our application waiver process will be suspended.”

The suspension is effective immediately.

As of Aug. 20, there were 27 local schools that were approved for waivers.