Social distancing rule could be introduced in next school year
SANTA CLARA, Calif.
— A social distancing order could be in place for students who live in a home with more than one person, in order to limit the spread of infectious diseases, the state Board of Education said Wednesday.
The move follows recommendations made by the state’s health commission to address the spread and spread of respiratory and gastrointestinal diseases among children living in schools.
It is a rule that would apply to all schools, regardless of how many students are enrolled.
The order could come into effect next school term, when students can expect to begin classes.
It would only be in effect for students in the schools that have more than 1,000 students and in a designated housing unit, like a rooming house, the school district said.