Sonoma County Office of Education

COVID-19 and Health Information for Schools, Families, and Staff


CDPH Public Health Guidance for Schools and Daycare Settings

The 2023-24 school year is the third year of in-person learning since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. This follows guidance from state and local health experts, who recommend in-person option as the best and safest options for most students. The California Department of Public Health has released health-based guidance that all public and private schools must follow. Each individual school board will decide how best to implement this guidance in their local school community. If you have specific questions about your school's plans, please contact them directly.

News and Resources

Find Services and Information

COVID-19 Vaccine Updates

Access information about vaccines for youth.

Learn More

COVID Testing Framework

SCOE is adopting CDPH's Testing Framework for K-12 Schools for its programs.

View the School Testing for COVID-19 framework here.

Mental Wellness Resources for Educators

Mental wellness supports designed specifically for educators.

Access Resources.

Health & School Guidelines

Health guidelines and protocols.

Learn More

Independent Study Resources for Educators

A folder of resources for teachers and administrators.

Learn More

COVID-19 vaccines for children 5-11 years of age with Dr. Brian Prystowsky

How SCOE Is Helping

  • Working with the county health department and office of emergency services to respond to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) within Sonoma County.
  • Facilitate regular meetings between the County Health Officer and school districts beginning Feb. 3, 2020 and continuing to present
  • Meet weekly with county health department to develop health-based guidance and resources for districts
  • Coordinating information and contracts with COVID-19 testing vendors so that schools can meet testing requirements
  • Managing county-wide effort to vaccinate more than 17,000 school staff
  • Advocating at the state level for better broadband access for rural school districts
  • Advocating at the state level for clear, consistent school reopening guidance to ease the burden on individual districts
  • Providing ongoing, customized assistance to school districts to support them with school reopening and distance learning, including technology support and assistance in serving specialized student groups such as English learners, students receiving special education services, and homeless/foster youth.