California's governor laid out a plan to reopen schools as it continues to deal with a COVID surge. Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a $2 billion plan that aims to first get students in kindergarten through second grade back in a physical classroom, as well as those who are most impacted by the pandemic.
Newsom: "No one's ideological in this endeavor. We have a default that's in person, but we're not naive about the challenges as we address the headwinds on this third wave."
California is averaging around 40,000 new COVID cases a day, and hospitals in the state have been pushed the brink.