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Doing Our Part

All community members play a vital role in reopening local businesses and schools by always practicing safe social distancing in public and social gatherings. When countywide data for case rate and positivity rate decline below Tier thresholds, schools will be able to reopen.


COVID-19 Community Updates


If Solano County returns to Tier 1 (purple widespread), do schools that have reopened for in-person instruction have to go back to distance learning?

No. Schools that have established in-person instruction do not have to return to distance learning if the county's tier status changes.

Can a school move into in-person instruction from distance learning while the county is in Tier 1 (purple widespread) status?

No.  Schools are not permitted to begin in-person instruction while in Tier 1. Solano County would need to maintain Tier 2 status for two consecutive weeks before schools could begin in-person instruction.

Who decides when a school will return to in-person instruction?

Each school district and independent charter school has jurisdiction over this decision. Districts and charters work with elected governing boards, parents & guardians, and labor groups to determine what works best for their unique school communities.


Direction from the state

California Blueprint for a Safer Economy

As of August 31, 2020, California has a new Blueprint plan for reducing COVID-19 in the state. The Plan revised criteria for loosening and tightening restrictions on activities. Every county in California is assigned to a tier based on its test positivity and adjusted case rate for tier assignment including metrics from the last three weeks.

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What's Open In Solano County?

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Find the current status of allowable activities in Solano County with the California County Search Tool.

Allowable activities for business sectors can be viewed in the Sector and Tier Activity Grid .



What does this mean for solano schools?

Current Status for Solano County 

As of September 22nd, Solano County has remained in Tier 2 (substantial red) for more than 14 consecutive days. As of October 6th, Solano schools are permitted by the state to return to in-person instruction on school campuses. Schools that have moved to in-person instruction during Tier 2, may remain in in-person status, even if the county returns to Tier 1 (widespread purple). Schools may not transition from distance learning to in-person instruction while the county is in Tier 1 status. Further, 14 consecutive days in Tier 2 would be required again prior to schools transitioning to in-person instruction.

Current Guidelines

The State Industry Guidance indicates the following actions are allowed for public and private schools in the various tiers system:

Tier Status

Widespread (purple):

  • Schools are closed for in-person instruction- distance learning is happening

Substantial (red):

  • Schools are closed for in-person instruction- distance learning is happening
  • Can open in-person instruction if county remains in this tier for two weeks

Moderate (orange): 

  • Can open in-person instruction

Minimal (yellow): 

  • Can open for in-person instruction

Find information for your school district.

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH Blueprint guidance states:

To advance (to a less restrictive Tier):

  • A county must have been in the current tier for a minimum of three weeks
  • A county must meet criteria for the next tier for both measures for the prior two consecutive weeks in order to progress to the next tier. 

Elementary School Waivers

California schools have been closed for in-person instruction since mid-March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) developed the COVID-19 and Reopening In-Person Learning Framework (PDF) to support school communities as they decide when and how to implement in-person instruction for the 2020-21 school year. The framework authorized local health officers (LHO) to grant a waiver of this criteria, in order for elementary schools to open for in-person instruction under specified conditions. Applicants must satisfy all waiver requirements in order to be granted a waiver. Waivers should be granted or denied pursuant to the process outlined below. See the Waiver Process Overview for details.



FAQs For Parents

These Frequently Asked Questions address issues that may arise when school return to in-person instruction.

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