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January Return to NP3 Campus Not Likely

By Aneesa Mahmood
Staff writer | The Pacific Times

NP3 High School was set to open the campus for in-person learning in January, but this likely will be delayed due to the rise in COVID-19 cases in Sacramento County.

“We are still planning for a return to campus Term 2, but with the rise in cases and the return to the purple tier, January is not looking good,” said Principal Melissa Mori. “I am hopeful that once we get through the winter/holiday season, cases will go back down and we will be able to bring students back to campus.”

With COVID-19 cases on the rise, The Pacific Times wanted to know how the students who attend NP3 High felt about returning on campus.

Grace Saechoa, a freshman said she thinks there’s no point to returning to campus if everything is on Zoom.

“Also I feel like it is dangerous because even though we are going to follow restrictions there’s still a high probability you might get infected,” Saechoa said. “All this is going to do is probably just raise the number of cases so I believe going back to the school should be held back until further advancement of vaccines and other methods to keep safe.”

“I prefer staying like this, in distance learning for awhile,” said Jireh Owen, also a freshman. “California has gotten to the purple tier which is very severe.”

Added Owen,” I think we should stay at home a little more until the heat cools down. I can’t afford the risk of spreading or contracting the virus from other people. You never know, I might be having the virus which I hope not.”

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