This past Friday, Governor Gavin Newsom announced guidelines for the reopening of schools, day camps, and childcare institutions, in the State of California.
 
The guidelines, set to go into effect on Friday June 12th, allow for the reopening of these essential institutions as long as the appropriate health precautions are put into place. The document includes healthy hygiene practices such as intensified cleaning, disinfection, and social distancing.
 
The Governor’s announcement marks the culmination of a month-long advocacy effort by Agudath Israel of California to reopen vital institutions within the Orthodox Jewish community. Agudath Israel of California Chairman, Dr. Irving Lebovics has applauded the Governor’s announcement, saying, “Our efforts focused on three goals: to be able to reopen shuls, day camps, and schools, all in a safe and staged manner. We have accomplished those goals.”
 
This coming Friday, the children of California will reunite with their friends and experience a summer filled with social interaction and development.