CA Relaxes Social Distancing Rules for Classrooms

Students in California classrooms can sit 3 feet apart instead of 6 paving the way for in-person learning to resume. The change in guidelines comes after a study found no difference in COVID case rates among pupils or staff in districts that had students spaced more closely together. Elementary school students can be spaced closer together as long as everyone wears masks. Middle and high school students can also sit feet three apart as long as coronavirus spread in their area is not high.