Program Implementation & Tier Status

  • Every county in California is assigned to a tier based on its test positivity and adjusted case rate. At a minimum, counties must remain in a tier for at least 3 weeks before moving forward. Data is reviewed weekly and tiers are updated typically on Tuesdays. To move forward, a county must meet the next tier’s criteria for two consecutive weeks. In addition, counties must meet the health equity criteria to demonstrate the county’s ability to address the most impacted communities within a county. If a county’s metrics worsen for two consecutive weeks, it will be assigned a more restrictive tier. Public health officials are constantly monitoring data and can step in if necessary. See how tiers are assigned and change, as well as county historical data (California Blueprint Data Chart), at the California Department of Public Health guidance page.
    Governor Newsom’s recent 2021-22 State Budget proposal to the Legislature allocates $2 billion for California's Safe Schools for All Plan to support safe returns to in-person instruction with priority for the youngest children and those with the greatest needs first. While all schools will be eligible to apply to receive funds by meeting certain criteria, schools must be in counties with a seven-day average of fewer than 28 cases per 100,000 residents to reopen. Los Angeles County’s adjusted case rate was 65.8 as of last Wednesday. Due to the surge in COVID-19 case counts, the Department of Public Health is not currently approving any applications to reopen under the waiver program. The state is expected to issue additional school reopening guidance in the coming days. Here’s a quick guide to the Safe Schools for All Plan.
    The implementation of programs currently by DUSD is listed below:
    Grades TK-12: 100% Distance Learning at least through March 1, 2021.
    1:1 Assessment of ELL and SPED students: In-person, ongoing as needed.
    Full-Day/Full-Year Preschool: In-person instruction for qualifying students.
    Learning Centers: Limited in-person enrollment during the school day for students in Grades TK-8 facilitated by Think Together.
    High School Sports Conditioning: Return to Play Plan postponed.
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