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Safe Schools for All HubLeft imageSafe Schools for All Hubhttp://cdph-default/Programs/CID/DCDC/PublishingImages/COVID-19/boy-wearing-mask-in-class-at-his-desk.jpg, Young boy wearing a mask & sitting at his desk in the classroom1<div style="box-sizing:border-box;font-family:"segoe ui", system-ui, "apple color emoji", "segoe ui emoji", sans-serif;font-size:14px;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">California’s education hub provides resources to support school leaders, school staff and parents, with new resources added on a routine basis.</span><br></div>https://schools.covid19.ca.gov/, Visit the Hub

 

 

2021-22 K-12 School GuidanceRight image2021-22 K-12 School Guidancehttp://cdph-default/Programs/CID/DCDC/PublishingImages/COVID-19/k-12-guidance-1331595088-feat.jpg, Masked student and teacher using tablet1<p>California has an updated framework to support school communities in resuming full-time, in-person instruction for the 2021-2022 school year. California is committed to supporting local health officials keep our students, teachers, and staff safe and healthy.<br></p><p><a href="/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/Schools-FAQ.aspx">See the Q&A</a><br></p>http://cdph-default/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/K-12-Guidance-2021-22-School-Year.aspx, Read the GuidanceImage

 

 

Vaccine Verification for Workers in SchoolsLeft imageVaccine Verification for Workers in Schoolshttp://cdph-default/Programs/CID/DCDC/PublishingImages/COVID-19/masked-teacher-with-students-in-classroom.jpg, Masked teacher with masked children sitting at their desks1<p>To help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in K-12 schools, California requires vaccination verification for teachers and staff or weekly testing of unvaccinated workers. This will help minimize the transmission of COVID-19 on school campuses, where many students are not vaccinated and younger students are not yet eligible for vaccines.<br></p><p><a href="/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/Order-of-the-State-Public-Health-Officer-Vaccine-Verification-for-Workers-in-Schools.aspx" target="_blank">See the Order</a><br></p>http://cdph-default/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/Vaccine-Verification-for-Workers-in-Schools-State-Public-Health-Order-FAQ.aspx, Read the Q&A

 

 

Safe Schools for All PlanSafe Schools for All Planhttp://cdph-default/Programs/CID/DCDC/PublishingImages/COVID-19/masked-students-in-line-at-school.jpg, Young students with masks on standing in line at schoolhttp://cdph-default/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/Safe-Schools-for-All-Plan-Summary.aspx, Read the Plan
Safe Schools for All Plan RationaleSafe Schools for All Plan Rationalehttp://cdph-default/Programs/CID/DCDC/PublishingImages/COVID-19/smiling-teacher-in-classroom-with-students.jpg, Smiling female teacher in the classroom with her studentshttp://cdph-default/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/Safe-Schools-for-All-Plan-Rationale.aspx, Read the Rationale
Safe Schools for All Plan Evidence Safe Schools for All Plan Evidence http://cdph-default/Programs/CID/DCDC/PublishingImages/COVID-19/masked-woman-holding-clipboard.jpg, Woman holding clipboard & smiling with respirator mask onhttp://cdph-default/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/Safe-Schools-for-All-Plan-Science.aspx, Find the Evidence

 

 

Guidance for Colleges & UniversitiesLeft imageGuidance for Colleges & Universitieshttp://cdph-default/Programs/CID/DCDC/PublishingImages/COVID-19/college-students-in-class-with-respirator-masks.jpg, College students with masks on sitting inside a classroom1<p><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:"source sans pro", sans-serif;">As students prepare to resume in-person instruction and athletics, California’s institutions of higher education <span style="color:black;background:white;">have developed risk reduction plans to protect the health and safety of their campus communities.  Learn more about the resources available to colleges and universities as they plan for a successful return to in-person education. </span></span></p><p><a href="/Programs/OPA/Pages/Communications-Toolkits/Campus-Plans.aspx" target="_blank" style="font-family:"source sans pro", sans-serif;font-size:12pt;">See Your School’s Plan</a><br></p>http://cdph-default/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/Resources-for-Colleges-Universities-to-Reduce-COVID-Risk.aspx, See the Resources

 

 

Recommendations for Safe & SMART Events Right imageRecommendations for Safe & SMART Events http://cdph-default/Programs/CID/DCDC/PublishingImages/COVID-19/African-American-college-graduate-with-his-family.jpg, Masked people at a concert1<p><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":240}"></span></p><p><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":240}"><span style="font-size:13px;">The Safe and SMART Events Playbook provides best practices and recommendations for event operators to produce safe and smart live events.  Whether it’s a graduation, theater production, concert or sporting event, the steps outlined in this Plan provide a wide range of choices for event operators and attendees. The Safe and SMART Events Playbook informs and empowers individuals, businesses, and communities to make both safe and smart choices for all events, both large and small.</span></span></p><p><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":240}"><span style="font-size:13px;"></span><a href="/Programs/CID/DCDC/CDPH%20Document%20Library/COVID-19/Events-Playbook.pdf">See the Events Playbook</a></span></p>http://cdph-default/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/Beyond-Blueprint-Framework.aspx, Mega Events Guidance

 

 

Schools Testing Information Left imageSchools Testing Information http://cdph-default/Programs/CID/DCDC/PublishingImages/COVID-19/woman-getting-covid-test-feature-square.jpg, Woman taking COVID test1<p><br></p><p><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:black;">California’s Testing Task Force has collected materials to support K-12 school communities in developing their own testing plans, along with materials on available testing partners and testing funding sources for schools.</span><br></p>https://testing.covid19.ca.gov/school-testing/, Learn More

 

 

Education GuidanceEducation Guidance<div><ul><li> <span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">Archived -</span> <a href="/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/Parents-Toolkit.aspx"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">Safe Schools for All Parents Toolkit</span></a><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3"> 12/21/2021</span></li><li> <a href="/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/Schools-FAQ.aspx" target="_blank"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">2021-2022 K-12 Schools Guidance Q&A</span></a><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3"> 3/12/2022</span></li><li> <a href="/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/K-12-Guidance-2021-22-School-Year.aspx" target="_blank"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">2021-2022 K-12 Schools Reopening Framework and Guidance</span></a><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3"> 3/30/2022 (Effective on 4/6/2022)</span></li><li><a href="/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/K-12-Guidance-2021-22-School-Year.aspx" target="_blank"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">2021-2022 K-12 Schools Reopening Framework and Guidance</span></a><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3"> 4/6/2022 </span><br></li><li> <a href="https://testing.covid19.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/332/2021/07/School-Testing-Considerations.pdf" target="_blank"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">2021-2022 K-12 Schools Testing Framework</span></a><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3"> 7/12/21</span></li><li> <a href="/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/Schools-Case-Reporting-Directive.aspx" target="_blank"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">Case Reporting by Schools Guidance</span></a><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3"> 1/14/21</span></li><li> <a href="/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/Child-Care-Guidance.aspx" target="_blank"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">Child Care Providers and Programs Guidance</span></a><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3"> 6/29/21 </span><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">(Last updated 3/12/2022)</span></li><li> <span class="ms-rteFontSize-3"><a href="/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/Local-Considerations-K-12-Universal-Masking-Requirements.aspx">Local Consideration K-12 Universal Masking Requirements 3/07/2022</a></span></li><li> <a href="/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/Group-Tracing-Approach-to-Students-Exposed-to-COVID-19.aspx"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">Group-Tracing Approach to Students Exposed to COVID-19 in a K-12 setting</span></a><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3"> 3/9/2022 (Effective on 3/12/2022)</span></li><li> <a href="/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/OutbreakDefinitionandReportingGuidance.aspx" target="_blank"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">Outbreak Definition and Reporting Guidance</span></a><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3"> 10/13/20</span></li><li> <a href="/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/Pfizer-Vaccine-Minor-Consent-Guidance.aspx" target="_blank"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">Pfizer Vaccine Minor Consent Guidance</span></a><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3"> 5/13/21</span></li><li> <a href="/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/Guidance-on-Returning-to-Work-or-School-Following-COVID-19-Diagnosis.aspx" target="_blank"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">Returning to Work or School Following COVID-19 Diagnosis Guidance</span></a><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3"> 8/24/20</span></li><li> <a href="/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/Safe-Schools-for-All-Plan-Science.aspx" target="_blank"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">Safe Schools for All Plan Evidence Summary: TK-6 Schools and COVID-19 Transmission</span></a><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3"> 12/20/20 (Last updated 4/16/21)</span></li><li> <a href="/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/Safe-Schools-for-All-Plan-Rationale.aspx" target="_blank"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">Safe Schools for All Plan Rationale</span></a><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3"> 12/30/20</span></li><li> <a href="/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/Safe-Schools-for-All-Plan-Summary.aspx" target="_blank"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">Safe Schools for All Plan Summary</span></a><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3"> 12/30/20</span></li></ul></div> <br>
Education ResourcesEducation Resources<p> <br> </p><ul><li> <a href="https://files.covid19.ca.gov/pdf/CDC-California-schools-guidance-crosswalk--en.pdf" target="_blank"><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3">CDC-California K-12 Schools Guidance Crosswalk</span></a><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3"> (PDF) 2/16/2021</span></li><li> <a href="/Programs/OPA/Pages/Communications-Toolkits/college-and-COVID-19.aspx" target="_blank"><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3">Colleges and Universities Toolkit</span></a></li><li> <a href="/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/COVID19-Testing-at-School.aspx" target="_blank"><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3">COVID-19 Testing at School</span></a><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3"> 8/6/2021</span></li><li> <a href="/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/Guidance-for-Face-Coverings.aspx" target="_blank"><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3">Face Coverings Guidance</span></a><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3"> 2/7/2022 (Effective on 2/16/2022)</span></li><li> <a href="/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/SchoolSafetyFundingArticle.aspx" target="_blank"><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3">Funding for Schools to Reopen Safely</span></a><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3"> 6/29/2021</span></li><li> <a href="/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/HowSchoolsareOpeningSafely.aspx" target="_blank"><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3">How Schools are Opening Safely</span></a><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3"> 5/24/2021</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3"> </span><a href="/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/COVID-19-and-Improving-Indoor-Air-Quality-in-Schools.aspx" target="_blank"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">Improving Indoor Air Quality in Schools</span></a><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3"> 2/10/2022</span> </li><li> <a href="/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/UpdatedCovid19SchoolGuidance.aspx" target="_blank"><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3">Information for Parents about the Updated School Guidance</span></a><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3"> 7/20/2021</span></li><li> <a href="/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/School-Contact-Tracing-Specialists.aspx" target="_blank"><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3">Local Health Department School Specialists Contact List</span></a><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3"> 2/16/2020</span></li><li> <a href="/Programs/CID/DCDC/CDPH%20Document%20Library/COVID-19/Outlook-2021-22-School-Year.pdf" target="_blank"><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3">Outlook for the 2021-22 School Year</span></a><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3"> (PDF) 4/14/2021</span></li><li> <a href="/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/AnswersFAQsReopeningSchools.aspx" target="_blank"><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3">Reopening Schools Q&A</span></a><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3"> 7/15/2021</span></li><li> <a href="/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/Resources-for-Colleges-Universities-to-Reduce-COVID-Risk.aspx" target="_blank"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">Resources for Colleges & Universities to Reduce COVID Risk</span></a><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3"> 7/15/2021 (Last Updated 11/9/2021)</span><br class="ms-rteFontSize-3"></li><li> <a href="/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/Schools-safely-open-despite-Delta.aspx" target="_blank"><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3">Schools Can Safely Open Despite Delta Variant</span></a><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3"> 8/6/2021</span></li><li> <a href="/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/Schools-Contact-Tracing-Resources.aspx" target="_blank"><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3">Schools Contact Tracing Resources</span></a><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3"> 2/16/2021</span></li><li> <a href="/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/Schools-Contact-Tracing-Resources-Library.aspx" target="_blank"><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3">Schools Contact Tracing Resources Library</span></a><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3"> 2/16/2021</span></li><li> <span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3"><a href="/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/SchoolHealthPanelVideos.aspx" target="_blank">Schools Health Panel Videos</a> 8/10/2021</span></li><li> <span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3"><a href="/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/Safety-Review-Application-Status.aspx" target="_blank">School Safety Review Requests Dashboard</a> 3/5/2021</span></li><li> <a href="/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/Science-Behind-Safely-Reopening-Schools-Article.aspx" target="_blank"><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3">Science Behind Safely Reopening Schools Article </span></a><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3">7/15/2021</span><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3"></span></li></ul> <a href="https://files.covid19.ca.gov/pdf/CDC-California-schools-guidance-crosswalk--en.pdf"></a> <p></p>

 

 

Call the COVID-19 HotlineCall the COVID-19 Hotline<p> <span style="font-size:18px;"><a href="tel:1-833-4CA-4ALL (1-833-422-4255)"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">1-833-4CA-4ALL</span><span style="text-decoration:underline;"> (</span><span style="text-decoration:underline;">1-833-422-4255)</span></a><br></span></p> <p style="line-height:20px;"> <span style="font-size:18px;"> <span style="color:#22252b;font-family:"inv maison neue", "maison neue", -apple-system, blinkmacsystemfont, "open sans", open-sans, sans-serif;white-space:pre;">Monday-Friday 8am-8pm</span></span></p><p> <span style="font-size:18px;"> </span> <span style="color:#22252b;font-family:"inv maison neue", "maison neue", -apple-system, blinkmacsystemfont, "open sans", open-sans, sans-serif;white-space:pre;font-size:18px;">Saturday-Sunday 8am-5pm</span><br></p><p> <span style="color:#22252b;white-space:pre;font-size:24px !important;font-weight:bold !important;"><span style="color:#22252b;font-family:"inv maison neue", "maison neue", -apple-system, blinkmacsystemfont, "open sans", open-sans, sans-serif;white-space:pre;font-size:24px !important;font-weight:bold !important;"><strong>Call Your Local Public Health Department</strong></span></span></p><p><span style="color:#22252b;white-space:pre;font-size:24px !important;font-weight:bold !important;"><span style="color:#22252b;font-family:"inv maison neue", "maison neue", -apple-system, blinkmacsystemfont, "open sans", open-sans, sans-serif;white-space:pre;font-size:24px !important;font-weight:bold !important;"><strong></strong></span></span><span style="color:#22252b;font-family:"inv maison neue", "maison neue", -apple-system, blinkmacsystemfont, "open sans", open-sans, sans-serif;font-size:18px;white-space:pre;"><a href="/Pages/COVID-19-County-Offices.aspx" style="text-decoration:underline;">COVID-19 call lines</a> are available statewide.</span></p>
Media RequestsMedia Requests<p> <span style="font-size:18px;"><span style="color:#22252b;font-family:"inv maison neue", "maison neue", -apple-system, blinkmacsystemfont, "open sans", open-sans, sans-serif;white-space:pre;">If you are a member of the media, contact the Office of Communications:</span></span></p><p><span style="font-size:18px;"><span style="color:#22252b;font-family:"inv maison neue", "maison neue", -apple-system, blinkmacsystemfont, "open sans", open-sans, sans-serif;white-space:pre;"></span></span><a href="mailto:CDPHPressOPA@cdph.ca.gov" style="font-family:"inv maison neue", "maison neue", -apple-system, blinkmacsystemfont, "open sans", open-sans, sans-serif;white-space:pre;font-size:18px;text-decoration:underline;">CDPHPress@cdph.ca.gov</a></p><p> <span style="font-size:18px;"><span style="color:#22252b;white-space:pre;font-size:24px !important;font-weight:bold !important;">Public Records Act Requests</span>​<br></span></p><p> <span style="font-size:18px;"><span style="color:#22252b;font-family:"inv maison neue", "maison neue", -apple-system, blinkmacsystemfont, "open sans", open-sans, sans-serif;white-space:pre;">To place a public records act request, visit the <a href="https://cdph.govqa.us/WEBAPP/_rs/%28S%28f13gebgjirmext42nvipuuih%29%29/SupportHome.aspx" style="text-decoration:underline;">CDPH public records portal</a>.</span><br></span></p>

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