Sonoma County Office of Education

COVID-19 Information for Schools, Families, and Staff

 

Information on Full-Time In-Person Learning

The 2022-23 school year will be the second 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 coronavirus plans, please contact them directly.

News and Resources

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Students / Families

A letter welcoming students back and explaining what to expect for the 2022-23 school year.

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Students / Families

Un mensaje de regreso a clases de la Oficina de Educación y Salud Pública del Condado de Sonoma.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Updates

Access information about vaccines for youth.

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Mental Wellness Resources for Educators

Mental wellness supports designed specifically for educators.

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Health & School Guidelines

Health guidelines and protocols.

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Independent Study Resources for Educators

A folder of resources for teachers and administrators.

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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.