Bremerton Schools to Start Academic Year with 100% Remote Learning Due to Rising COVID-19 Cases, Gov. Inslee Halts Phased Reopenings in Counties
Due to a rising community transmission rate of COVID-19 in Kitsap County, the Bremerton School District (BSD) announced yesterday that the 2020-2021 school year will start with 100% remote learning to safeguard the physical health and safety of students and their families, staff, and the community. As a result of the rising infections in the county, the Kitsap Public Health District sent a letter to all Kitsap school district superintendents on Monday advising against opening for traditional learning in the fall.
At this time, the district indicated it is not able to predict how long remote learning will remain in place. BSD will rely on public health guidance and reassess the situation in November. Read the entire BSD announcement here.
Also, late yesterday, Gov. Inslee announced he has halted the phased reopening of counties indefinitely under the state’s “Safe Start” plan due to a growing number of COVID-19 cases across the state. Kitsap County is currently in Phase 2 under the plan. Bremerton residents can read more on the announcement and details on new guidance for gatherings and certain business activity here.