The San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) team is reviewing the new guidance from the California Department of Public Health on reopening schools. We anticipate the California Department of Education (CDE) will release additional guidance on Monday; SDCOE will work with local public health officials to understand how Dr. Wilma Wooten, the San Diego County public health officer, will be modifying the public health order in light of the new guidance.

The California Department of Education has released Stronger Together: A Guidebook for the Safe Reopening of California’s Public Schools. The document provides schools with recommendations, essential questions to consider, and checklists in a variety of areas, including instructional programs, mental health supports for students and staff, transportation and meals, and serving special populations.