RivCo health officer says county’s COVID-19 case rate must drop before state will accept TK-6 reopening waivers

In this Tuesday, July 14, 2020 file photo, amid concerns of the spread of COVID-19, teachers check students before a summer STEM camp at Wylie High School in Wylie, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
Riverside County’s public health officer said Thursday that while the county intends to participate in the waiver process that could allow some TK-6 schools in the county to reopen in counties on the statewide coronavirus monitoring list, it sits just above the 14-day case rate threshold over which state health officials advise not to approve any waivers.The California Department of Public Health has advised that counties with a 14-day case rate more than 200 per 100,000 residents should not grant waivers, Riverside County Public Health Officer Dr. Cameron Kaiser said.Because of issues with the state’s COVID-19 case database, Kaiser said, CDPH has frozen the county data chart, leaving Riverside County at a rate of 202 cases per 100,000.State officials have indicated they wi
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