Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Updated July 17

On Friday, July 17, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom announced the release of the new California Department of Public Health (CDPH) framework for reopening in-person learning at schools in California. The framework mandates that schools, both public and private, may only reopen to in-person instruction when their county has been off the state monitoring list for counties for at least 14 days. San Joaquin County is currently on the monitoring list. The CDPH also released updated guidance for schools to follow when in-person instruction resumes.

The COVD-19 and Reopening Framework for K-12 Schools in California can be found on the CDPH website at cdph.ca.gov. The COVID-19 Industry Guidance: Schools and School-Based Programs can be found with industry guidance documents at covid.ca.gov.

In San Joaquin County on July 13 San Joaquin County Public Health Officer Dr. Maggie Park and San Joaquin County Superintendent of Schools James Mousalimas strongly recommend that local schools begin the new school year providing only distance learning instruction due to the rise in confirmed cases of COVID-19 and increased hospitalizations in San Joaquin County.

The SJCOE and San Joaquin County Public Health Services will review the new guidance from the state and will amend the San Joaquin County guidance document for schools: "2020-2021 School Year Planning: A Guide to Address the Challenges of COVID-19."

Posted: 7/17/2020