ALAMEDA COUNTY – At a TK-8 school in Alameda County today, Governor Gavin Newsom will highlight California’s work to combat COVID-19 and the state’s investments to create transformational change for California’s kids while providing safe and full in-person instruction in schools across the state.
Yesterday, California became the only state to advance out of the CDC’s “high” transmission category, and is currently experiencing the lowest case rate in the nation.
Last month, the state implemented a first-in-the-nation measure requiring all school staff to either show proof of full vaccination or be tested at least once per week and was the first state to require universal masking in school settings.
Governor Newsom has made historic investments in California schools. The California Comeback Plan includes a $123.9 billion Pre-K and K-12 education package that provides an unprecedented level of school and student funding to transform the state’s public schools into gateways of opportunity. The Governor has also advanced funding to give schools access to the resources and support they need for safe and full in-person instruction.
WHEN: Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at approx. 1:15 p.m. PDT
The visit will not be livestreamed.
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