Effective Oct. 26, 2022: This page is no longer being updated. The Sacramento County Public Health Schools Team has a new webpage that includes information and guidance on COVID-19 and other public health issues for schools. You can find them at SCPHschools.saccounty.gov.
All public, private, and charter K-12 schools in Sacramento County should read, understand, and follow CDPH COVID-19 Public Health Guidance for K-12 Schools to Support Safe In-Person Learning, 2022-2023 School Year. Additional resources for schools and families are available on the CA Safe Schools for All website and below.
SCPH Guidance & Decision Tree for Child Care, Pre-School, and K-12 Schools (08/30/22) ( Dari | Farsi | Russian | Spanish )
Sample COVID-19 Communication Template (03/07/22)
SCPH Home Test Kit Attestation Template (Arabic | Chinese | Dari | Farsi | Hmong | Pashto | Punjabi | Russian | Spanish | Tagalog | Vietnamese
Elementary Schools, Pre-Schools, & Child Care (Single Classroom Cohort)
For schools/grades where students are primarily with the same classroom cohort (e.g. elementary school, pre-school, child care), schools should report outbreaks to SCPH using the online outbreak reporting module when:
- At least 3 students in a classroom cohort are suspected, probable, or confirmed to have COVID-19 within a 14-day period.
Middle/High Schools (Multiple Classroom Cohorts)
For schools/grades where students are part of numerous classroom cohorts (e.g. middle and high school), schools should report outbreaks to SCPH using the online outbreak reporting module when:
- At least 10% of a grade level is suspected, probable, or confirmed to have COVID-19 within a 14-day period.
- At least 10% of the school population is suspected, probable, or confirmed to have COVID-19 within a 14-day period.
The SCPH Outbreak Reporting page includes previews of school reporting questions, childcare and pre-school reporting questions, and the Outbreak Reporting Module. Please use this module in lieu of previous reporting mechanisms.