Health and Safety Updates

Update on Coronavirus (COVID-19) (April 21)

Information and resources regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) and how the San Joaquin County Office of Education (SJCOE) and schools in the county are responding to this changing situation will be available on this webpage.

Please note that circumstances can change quickly, and this information is subject to change.

The San Joaquin County Office of Education (SJCOE) put in place new protocols to comply with the updated stay-at-home order issued by the San Joaquin County Office of Emergency Services and San Joaquin County Public Health Services.

The new SJCOE protocols update the practices in place since SJCOE facilities were closed to the public in March. SJCOE Schools and offices will continue to remain closed to the public through at least the remainder of the 2019-20 school year.

Posters outlying the new protocols will be posted by entrances of SJCOE facilities displaying the following information:

Avoid entering the facility if you have symptoms

Employees must self-check for symptoms at home before coming to work. Employees must stay home, contact their supervisor, and call their health care provider if they have COVID-19 symptoms, including:

  • • Fever of 100.4°F or higher
  • • Cough
  • • Chills
  • • Repeated shaking with chills
  • • Tiredness
  • • Sore throat
  • • Difficulty breathing
  • • Shortness of breath
  • • Headache
  • • Nausea
  • • Vomiting
  • • Diarrhea
  • • Muscle pain
  • • New loss of taste or smell

Employees who have known exposure to someone with COVID-19 must stay home until they are symptom-free for 14 days and inform their supervisor immediately.

Maintain a distance of 6 feet from others

Employees must stay 6 feet apart from each other and visitors. This includes keeping desks and workspaces 6 feet apart.

Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue

Then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands. If a tissue is not available, cough or sneeze into the crease of your elbow.

Avoid physical contact with others

Do not engage in unnecessary physical contact. Find other ways to greet others without shaking hands or touching, such as waving.

For updates, resources, and more information about COVID-19 and schools in San Joaquin County, go to Students and families should also refer to their school district's website or social media for information specific to them. For updates and local information about the countywide response to COVID-19, please go to

Previous updates:

April 2 Update

March 28 Update

March 25 Update

March 17 Update

March 13 Update

March 12 Update

March 10 Update

March 6 Update