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‘Our facilities are ready to go’: SDUS lays out preparations for students’ return to schools

With preparations for improved ventilation and COVID-19 coronavirus testing, San Diego Unified School District representatives indicated that campuses are prepared to welcome students back following a pandemic-caused closure that so far has stretched seven months. However, a date for all students to return has not been set.

Plans for ventilation have been carried out after conversations with experts from UC San Diego about “how COVID works in our world,” SDUSD Chief Operations Officer Drew Rowlands said during the Oct. 15 meeting of the La Jolla Cluster Association.

Rowlands told representatives of the cluster, which is composed of La Jolla’s five public schools, that district leaders and the team of experts “have learned over time [that the virus] is transmitted by aerosols and smaller airborne particles. With that, ventilation takes on a higher interest.”



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