“Oakland Unified submitted its reopening plan this week to Alameda County in the hopes of allowing some students back to class beginning on Jan. 25, but the proposal is also contingent on bargaining with the teachers union as well as the number of coronavirus cases now surging through the country,” KTVU reports.

“California allows schools to reopen when they make it to the red tier for two weeks. OUSD would reopen if Alameda County makes it to the orangeĀ tier, which is stricter than the state guidance for reopening. Alameda County is currently purple.”