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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


Solano County COVID-19 Dashboard

preview of Solano County current COVID data

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

guidebook cover Stronger Together

Elementary Waiver Process


COVID-19 and Reopening In-Person Learning Elementary Education Waiver Process, CDPH, August 3, 2020


Solano County Elementary Waiver Application Form

Waiver applications should be submitted to

COVID-19 Resources for Educators

NEW Guidance for Schools, 1-14-2021

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.

This document does not modify or supersede the Guidance Related to Cohorts for Children and Youth, last updated September 4, 2020.


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.

COVID-19 Guidance for SOLANO schools

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
Current County Metrics
Understanding COVId-19 COunty Data

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