With Riverside County’s coronavirus cases continuing to drop, Temecula schools are that much closer to the potential for reopening in-person.
The county’s adjusted case rate was at approximately 44.9 new coronavirus cases as of Thursday, Feb. 11.
Secondary schools can’t reopen until after a county has been in the “red” tier, the one just below purple, for 14 days, and that requires a case rate of less than seven per 100,000. But the waiver for reopening elementary schools that TVUSD previously applied for could be approved once the county reaches a case rate of 25 per 100,000.
Jodi McClay, superintendent of Temecula Valley Unified School District, said earlier in February that the direction infections are heading in is quite promising and may indicate schools could open