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COVID Test Appointments

Schools are encouraged to use Optum Serve LHI Testing sites as needed. School groups can arrange for block appointments in advance by contacting:

Denis Kirnig, RD, MS
Senior Health Services Manager, Solano County Health and Social Services Public Health Division,


Solano County COVID-19 Vaccine Plan

Solano County COVID-19 Vaccine plan image

Solano County COVID-19 Dashboard

preview of Solano County current COVID data

Reporting  & Templates

COVID-19 Guidance Documents

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Regarding Reopening Schools During COVID-19, August 31, 2020


Solano County Considerations for Reopening Schools During COVID-19, updated 7-7-20


CDE: Guidebook for the Safe Reopening of California's Public Schools

guidebook cover Stronger Together

COVID-19 Resources for Educators

Current FORMS, Guidance & Portals For Schools


CDPH FAQ- K-12 Schools Reopening Framework and Guidance Q&A, updated 3/30/2021

CDPH- Blueprint for a Safer Economy, updated 3/30/2021

CPDH- Commencement/Graduation Ceremonies Guidance, release 3/26/2021

CDPH-  Guidance Related to Cohorts, released 9/4/2020, updated 3/22/2021

CDPH- COVID-19 and Reopening In-Person Instruction Framework & Public Health Guidance for K-12 Schools in California, 2020-2021 School Year, New version released 1/14/2021, updated 3/20/2021

CDPH- Youth Sports Q&A, released 3/16/2021

CDPH- Outdoor and Indoor Youth and Recreational Adult Sports, updated 2/19/21, updated 3/4/2021

CA.GOV- School Testing Cadence, Testing Labs,  Funding Sources and More

OSHA-  COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards

CA.GOV- Blueprint for a Safer Economy Map, Tiers and Industry Search, updated weekly (SEE LIVE MAP BELOW)


Current County Metrics
Understanding COVId-19 COunty Data

Consolidated Guidance for Schools

COVID-19 and Reopening In-Person Instruction

CDPH- COVID-19 and Reopening In-Person Instruction Framework & Public Health Guidance for K-12 Schools in California, 2020-2021 School Year, released 1-14-2021

This document supersedes the following guidance:

- COVID-19 Industry Guidance: Schools and School-Based Programs (first published in May 2020; last updated August 3, 2020).

- The COVID-19 and Reopening In-Person Learning Framework for K-12 Schools in California, 2020-2021 School Year (July 17, 2020).

- The Elementary Education Waiver process and the associated School Waiver Letter and Cover Form and Local Health Officer Waiver Notice Form (all issued on August 3, 2020).

- CDPH Schools Frequently Asked Questions (first issued August 3, 2020; last updated October 20, 2020).

This updated directive also incorporates two other public health directives issued January 14, 2021, related to: (1) reporting details of any positive case of a person who has been on campus to LHDs and (2) reporting to CDPH whether and to what degree all public and private schools have reopened to serve students in-person on campus. These directives are attached as Appendices 3 and 4.


Testing Considerations for LEAs and School Communities

State of California developed the framework to support school communities as they decide when and how to implement testing as part of a multi-tiered strategy for resuming in- person instruction for the 2020-21 school year.


Guidance by Chronological Order
California's Blueprint for a Safer Economy

California has a new blueprint for reducing COVID-19  with revised criteria for loosening and tightening restrictions on activities based upon the tier that each county falls into.

Solano County as of 11-16-2020:

Solano County has been moved into Widespread (purple) tier status.

Tier Status and Schools:

Widespread (purple):

  • Schools are closed for in-person instruction- distance learning is happening.
  • Schools that have returned to in-person instruction through an approved elementary waiver or during Substantial (red) status, may continue in-person instruction.

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) & Minimal (yellow): 

  • Can open in-person instruction

COVID-19 RESOURCES by source

Departments of Education

Solano County Public Health (SPH)

California Department of Public Health (CDPH)

Center for Disease Control (CDC)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Association of California School Administrators (ACSA)

California School Boards Association (CSBA)

HR Resources