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LA Catholic schools to begin school year with distance learning

students learning online via laptop

As coronavirus (COVID-19) cases continue to climb in California, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles has changed plans to reopen schools through distance learning only in the fall.

All schools in Los Angeles, Ventura, and Santa Barbara counties will begin the 2020-2021 school year as they ended the 2019-2020 one, with Zoom classes and online instructions. All three counties are on California’s current monitoring list, and will likely remain there until August, when schools are set to resume.

Although the archdiocese had originally planned to begin the school year with in-person instruction, the state’s changing requirements have made that impossible. Governor Gavin Newson recently issued new restrictions that have halted the state’s process of reopening, closing hair salons and other personal care services, and forbidding indoor dining in restaurants and bars, and indoor worship services.

(Click here to read the entire Angelus News article)