Sonoma County Office of Education

Statement from County Superintendent Steve Herrington on State Reopening Guidance

06/08/2020 -

Following is a statement from County Superintendent Steve Herrington on school reopening guidance issued by the CDE and CDPH on Monday, June 8.

We are glad to now have state guidance from the California Department of Education and California Department of Public Health regarding the reopening of schools. This is a critical step forward in helping schools to plan for the fall.

SCOE and local school districts hope to use the health-approved strategies included in these plans, as well as any more specific guidance from county health that we will receive later this week, to build a guide that gives schools the greatest flexibility possible when creating their own custom plans for next year.

The state makes it clear that schools must work with their local health officials to customize this guidance for the specific conditions and epidemiology within each county. We hope to release the Sonoma County Schools Reopening Guide by the end of the week, after receiving specific input and guidance from our own public health department.