Due to the rising cases of COVID-19 in California, physical classes will be impossible by August.
Rising cases of COVID-19 is a big factor
Los Angeles and San Diego, two of the most populated counties in California, have declared the postponement of physical classes, which are set to resume by August. The rising cases of COVID-19 in the US have been a big basis for the delay.
Based on recent data, the state of California ranks second with the most number of COVID-19 positive in the US. Records show more than 320,000 tested positive with an accompanying death toll of 7050.
The two major counties in California are set to open their schools for face-to-face learning by August. But, due to rising cases of COVID-19 in the state of California, education officials are forced to postpone physical classes and go on with online learning in the meantime.
In an announcement from Los Angeles and San Diego school administrators, the school year 2020-2021 will start as expected but will continue online.
Teachers will undergo additional training for adaptive learning that includes handling distance learning that is expected to last for a few months until the COVID-19 cases in the US subside.
COVID-19 in the US
The World Health Organization (WHO) announced that Brazil and the United States combined makeup half of the total daily reported cases of COVID-19 worldwide.
On Sunday, the State of California recorded around 8,500 additional cases of COVID-19. A day before that, Florida set the highest number of daily recorded COVID-19 positive cases at 15, 299.
Medical experts are hesitant to call this the second wave of the virus since the United States didn’t actually reach the point of fighting off the virus. The figures fluctuate but not to the point to be considered as in a recovery state.
State officials are fighting off the virus independently, and with a threat from the Trump administration about reopening of classes heading their way, there is sure a ton of workload to be done to ensure public safety.