Newsom announces schools will stay closed in counties on state’s COVID-19 monitoring list

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Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered all school campuses Friday, July 17, to remain closed when the school year begins in counties on the state’s monitoring list due to spiking coronavirus cases – including Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego and Riverside counties.The order means districts across Southern California will begin the new school year with distance-learning programs. The state’s two largest districts, Los Angeles Unified and San Diego Unified, had already announced plans to begin the new academic year with online-only courses.Temecula and Murrieta’s school districts had not yet committed to an online-only start to the school year, but schools in Lake Elsinore and Menifee had already announced plans to utilize distance learning to start the year.In light of Newsom’s annou
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