District By District, Some Valley Students Return To School - COVID-19 Update For Oct. 23

Oct 23, 2020


Now that most counties in the San Joaquin Valley have graduated out of the most restrictive “purple” tier of the governor’s reopening blueprint, many schools are preparing to bring students back to campus, and some already have.

How are schools phasing in-person instruction back in, what’s the fate of extracurricular activities, and what precautions are schools taking to keep students safe? This week’s COVID-19 update breaks down what in-person learning could look like across the Valley.


Here’s a snapshot for Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, and Tulare Counties (note that some numbers may have changed between the interview and publication): 


As of Oct. 22: 


For comparison, as of Oct. 15: 

  • 1,420 deaths out of 102,328 cases
  • 249 people hospitalized and 42 in ICUs
  • In the last week, 54 people succumbed to the disease
  • Average cases reported daily in the last week: 273


You can always find up-to-date information for your county here.