Sonoma County Office of Education

Coronavirus Health Guidelines and Updates

Following are health and safety resources and guidance related to Coronavirus.

School Reopening Considerations

This document was created as a collaborative resource, based on consultations with the Sonoma County Department of Health Services, the CDE, and other county offices of education around the state. It is intended to provide information and considerations for schools to use when planning for the reopening and continued operation of school while COVID-19 persists. However, it is important to note that much is still unknown about the virus and what it will look like in the Fall. Additionally, there is no one-size-fits-all plan for Sonoma County school districts. For instance, reopening could look very different for small, rural school districts than larger, urban ones.

Districts and charters are encouraged to be knowledgeable of current information and guidance released by the Sonoma County Department of Health Services and to work collaboratively with collective bargaining units and stakeholders in the development and implementation of plans and actions. Access the document here.

SCOE Infectious Disease Plan

This plan was created by SCOE and reviewed by the Sonoma County Department of Public Health to help guide school districts' response to COVID-19.

County Resources

Additional Guidance

Helpful Information & Prevention Tips for Anyone

A variety of information about the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) can be found at the California Department of Public Health Coronavirus web page or the Centers for Disease Control Coronavirus Information page. Good hygiene practices are key to staying healthy. Here are some easy ways to help prevent the spread of infectious disease and stay healthy:

  • wash hands frequently for at least 20 second. This CDC guide helps families establish good handwashing practices with their children.
  • avoid touching your eyes/face
  • cough or sneeze into your sleeved elbow
  • stay home when ill
  • only use a mask if you are symptomatic - according to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), face masks are most useful for preventing disease spread when they are worn by people who have symptoms. This is why people are asked to wear a mask at doctors’ offices and hospitals if they are coughing or sneezing.