Sonoma County Office of Education

COVID-19 School Announcements

The Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE) works closely with local public schools and the Sonoma County Emergency Operations Center in the event of disasters that cause school closures. However, SCOE cannot determine whether a school district should close. Each school district independently decides whether to close, based on local conditions. In the case of Coroanvirus, districts consult with the county's public health officer to determine whether school closures are necessary. SCOE receives official closure reports from superintendents only. SCOE then reports closure information to the media and posts closures on this web page. Information is posted and updated here as it is announced.

On July 17, Gov. Newsom issued new state directives regarding school reopening. Please see the new state guidance here and view SCOE's statement in response to the new guidance here.

School Reopening Plans for the Fall

Currently, schools cannot reopen in Sonoma County because this county on the state watch list. According to the state, no schools in counties on the watch list can reopen until the county has been off the watch list for at least 14 consecutive days. You can view Sonoma County's watch list status here.