New tracker lets you see which S.F. schools are ready to reopen for in-person learning

The first San Francisco students will head back to class for in-person learning Wednesday after health officials granted permission for two private schools to reopen with pandemic protocols in place.

Another 41 other sites are waiting for word after applying to reopen, a process parents and the public can now track through an online dashboard launched Tuesday, health officials said.

The Department of Public Health school reopening tracker offers families daily updates on which schools have applied to reopen and where they are in the review process.

“This is one of the city’s top priorities, to get children back into classrooms,” said Ana Validzic, a COVID-19 command team leader at the city’s Department of Public Health. “We are trying to make sure it is as safe as possible to do so.”

The dashboard includes all 81 schools that have submitted letters of interest in reopening, which is the first step in the process.

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