Lower grades can reopen, upper grades have ways to go
In the three Beach Cities, the COVID-19 positivity rate (the number of people testing positive/100,000) is well below the 25/100,000 number that needed to be met for transitional kindergarten through sixth grade students to return to school campuses. But for grades seven through 12 to return to campus, the positivity rate must drop to fewer than 7 new cases/100,000 for five consecutive days, countywide. Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach met that standard last week, and Redondo almost did. Hermosa’s rate was 2.0, Manhattan’s 4.3 and Redondo’s 7.1
The number of new COVID cases and deaths in the three Beach Cities continue to trend downward, though Manhattan and Redondo had small upticks in cases last week and Redondo had two new deaths.
Charts by Bernard Wong (SubliminalMachines.com). Source: Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
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