COVID-19 Information and Resources
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Criteria for School Re-Openings
California has a blueprint for reducing COVID-19 in the state with revised criteria for loosening and tightening restrictions on activities. Every county in California is assigned to a tier based on its rate of new cases and positivity. At a minimum, counties must remain in a tier for at least 3 weeks before moving forward. Data is reviewed weekly and tiers are updated on Tuesdays. To move forward, a county must meet the next tier’s criteria for two consecutive weeks. If a county’s metrics worsen for two consecutive weeks, it will be assigned a more restrictive tier. Public health officials are constantly monitoring data and can step in if necessary. Learn more about the state and county tier system by clicking here or the CDPH website.
Californians are required to wear face coverings in public spaces - particularly indoors or when physical distancing is not possible. Read more on the state's face-covering mandate: covid19.ca.gov #YourActionsSaveLives
The Stanislaus County 2020-21 School Year Planning: A guide to address the challenges of COVID-19
School Waiver Process
Stanislaus County has been on the State Monitoring List since June 16, 2020. On July 17, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom announced that if a county has been on the monitoring list within the prior 14 days, a school must conduct distance learning only, until the county has been off the monitoring list for at least 14 days.
In counties on the monitoring list, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) guidance allows a district superintendent, private school principal/head of school, or executive director of a charter school to apply for a waiver from the Stanislaus County Health Officer to open an elementary school for in-person instruction. This waiver is applicable only for grades TK-6, even if the grade configuration at the school includes additional grades. The Stanislaus County Health Officer reviews the application and reopening plan (along with local community epidemiological data), and if the waiver application is complete submits to CDPH, for a decision to grant or deny the waiver. Elementary schools in counties on the monitoring list within the prior 14 days may not open for in-person instruction until they have received approval of the submitted waiver from the Stanislaus County Health Officer and CDPH.
Letter from the Superintendent Regarding Re-Opening Plan and Process
Letter from the Superintendent - July 14, 2020
Letter from the Superintendent - June 11, 2020