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.
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COVID-19 Vaccine Updates
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COVID Testing Framework
SCOE is adopting CDPH's Testing Framework for K-12 Schools for its programs.
Mental Wellness Resources for Educators
Mental wellness supports designed specifically for educators.
Health & School Guidelines
Health guidelines and protocols.
Independent Study Resources for Educators
A folder of resources for teachers and administrators.
COVID-19 vaccines for children 5-11 years of age with Dr. Brian Prystowsky
02/06/2024 • Teacher of the Month: Tiffany Gittins
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.