RICHMOND (CBS SF/BCN) — When school starts up in the fall, the West Contra Costa Unified School District plans to return to 100% in-person instruction, district officials said Monday.

The new school year starts Aug. 16. The district’s plan for in-person instruction is available at and follows state public health guidelines.

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Everyone will be required to wear a mask in school buildings and physical distancing of 3 feet will be required where feasible.

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District officials said they plan to focus on five areas during the first six weeks of the year, including relations between students and staff, student’s social-emotional needs, staff training and community partnerships, curriculum, and long-term transformation.

Starting next week, school district officials will hold information sessions on the plan for 100% in-person instruction. More information will be available at the district’s website.

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