With COVID rates down, OC kids might return to school in-person

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If Orange County can keep its COVID-19 infection rate down, hospitalizations down, and testing rates up, schools in the region could open in two weeks. Photo by Pixabay. 

Orange County was removed from California’s coronavirus watch list on Sunday, paving the way for the region to continue reopening more businesses and schools.

The rate of OC residents testing positive for the virus is just under 5.5%, below the 8% required by the state before more reopening can begin.

If the county can keep its positivity rate down, hospitalizations down, and testing rates up, OC schools could open in two weeks. At least 24 elementary schools have already been approved for in-person instruction. 

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Guest:
Lisa Bartlett - Orange County Supervisor for the Fifth District

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Rosalie Atkinson, Brian Hardzinski, Angie Perrin, Kathryn Barnes