Sonoma County Office of Education

Coronavirus Information for Schools and Families


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Sonoma County is under a stay at home order to help slow the rapid spread of COVID-19 the state is experiencing. The order was triggered once intensive care unit (ICU) capacity dropped below 15% in the region and will remain in effect for at least three weeks.View the order here

During this time, while the county remains in the "deep purple" tier of the state's reopening plan, no new schools are allowed to open. Schools that are currently operating under an elementary school waiver are able to continue to provide instruction to students on school sites. All schools that have not yet reopened for in-person instruction are able to continue to serve small cohorts of students (e.g., students with disabilities) following California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Guidance.

New Reopening Guidance: California Department of Public Health released new school reopening guidance on Jan. 14. Read it here. View the state's new Safe Schools for All website here.

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Community Letter on School Reopening | Spanish

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Students / Families

Access distance learning resources, social/emotional supports, community resources, and more.

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Vaccine Updates

Learn more about the timeline for when Sonoma County educators will have access to the COVID-19 vaccine.

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School Updates

Learn the latest regarding school campus closures due to COVID-19.

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Distance Learning Resources for Educators

Access webinars, sample resources, best practices and more.

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Mental Wellness Resources for Educators

Mental wellness supports designed specifically for educators.

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Health & School Reopening Guidelines

Health guidelines and protocols.

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School Lunches

Learn more about how to access school lunches during distance learning.

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How SCOE Is Helping

  • Working with the county health department and office of emergency services to respond to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) within Sonoma County.
  • Proactively connected school districts with guidance from the County Public Health Department, CDE, and other resources in order to prepare for and respond to the new coronavirus.
  • Working with a committee of representative school district superintendents, as well as County Health Officer, California Department of Education, and California Department of Public Health, to provide Sonoma County guidelines and considerations for school reopening in the fall.
  • Advocating at the state level for better broadband access for rural school districts
  • Advocating at the state level for better funding for schools in Fall 2020 so that they have the resources to provide a safe learning environment
  • Facilitate regular meetings between the County Health Officer and school districts beginning Feb. 3 and continuing to present.
  • Partnered with the County Health Officer to issue guidance letters regarding safety protocols and suspending in-person classes on Feb. 3, Feb. 26, March 14, and March 25.
  • Providing ongoing, customized support to school districts to support them with 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.
  • Collaborated with school districts to create an interactive map of school sites where free lunches are being offered.

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