The Riverside County Office of Education (RCOE) has developed a Reopening Safety Plan (PDF) to comply with the California Department of Public Health Cohort Guidance (CDPH) for school environments. This plan outlines the steps necessary to reopen student programs in Student Programs and Services and Early Learning Services divisions. Currently, both Riverside and San Bernardino counties remain at the purple level, which is the lowest level of California's reopening framework. In order to move to the next level, the red level, these counties must continue to see their COVID-19 metrics trending downward.
Fortunately, the California Department of Public Health recently moved Riverside County to the red level of the state's reopening framework. This allows more businesses to resume indoor operations. However, it is important to note that even though Riverside County has moved to the red level, it is still important for residents to practice social distancing and wear face coverings when in public. This will help ensure that the county can continue to move forward with its reopening plan.
It is also important for residents to stay informed about any changes in the county's reopening plan. The county will continue to monitor its COVID-19 metrics and make adjustments as needed. Residents should check their local news sources for updates on when businesses and services will be allowed to reopen.