Sonoma County Office of Education

Sonoma County Social Distancing Guidance for School Reopening

03/23/2021 -

Following the new Centers for Disease Control guidelines about social distancing, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued updated guidance for schools on Saturday, March 20. Under these changes, schools are now allowed to set up classrooms with a minimum of three feet of distance, rather than six, between student chairs. This is intended to provide schools and districts greater flexibility and options for bringing students back to in-person instruction.

Linked here are considerations - updated again on April 7 to help schools and districts implement these state guidelines if they choose to do so, with particular caution recommended for middle and high school grades where multiple stable groups of students may mix.