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​Guidance & Resources for K-12 Schools

All public, private, and charter K-12 schools in Sacramento County should read, understand, and follow CDPH​ Guidance for K-12 Schools in California, 2021-22 School Year​. ​Additional resources for schools and families are available on the CA Safe Schools for All website and below.

Effective March 12, 2022 (end of day on March 11), State of California universal masking requirements in K-12 and Childcare settings will move to a strong recommendation. Schools/districts may choose to continue to require masks after this date, however, there will be no statewide or local mandate requiring them. Read Public Health Officer, Dr. Olivia Kasirye's memo to school leaders regarding the strong recommendation to wear masks in schools (03/07/22)​

Schools in Sacramento County should rely on known COVID-19 mitigation tools and practices, such as exclusion of symptomatic and COVID-19-positive individuals, masking, testing, and vaccination, to reduce the likelihood of COVID-19 transmission at school and school-affiliated activities and events. 

Schools are encouraged to utilize COVID-19 testing for attendees of larger or higher risk event​s such as graduations, grad nights, dances, or overnight field trips and follow CDPH Mega Events Guidance, where applicable.  When planning for events in the future, schools should be mindful that there remains the potential for the emergence of new COVID-19 variants and/or surges, which could necessitate adjustment (e.g. reduced capacity, move indoors to outdoors), postponement, or cancellation of such events.​

SCPH Decision Tree for Child Care, Pre-School, and K-12 Schools  (05/19​/22 - Unchanged from 04/06/2022 Decision Tree for K-12 Schools)​ ( Dari | Farsi | Russian | Span​ish )

CDPH Masking Tips for​ Children (Spanish)​​

SCPH Home Test Kit Attestation​ Template (Arabic | ​Chinese |  Dari | ​Farsi | Hmong | Pashto | Punjabi | ​Russian | Spanish | Tagalog | Vietnamese ​


​​​SCPH Newsletter for School Families ​

April 2022  ( ArabicDariFarsiHmongPashtoPunjabiRussianSimplified ChineseSpanishTagalogVietnamese​ )
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February 2022  (Arabic | Chinese | Dari | Farsi | Hmong | Pashto |​ Punjabi | Russian | Spanish |​ Taga​log | Vietnamese)​

​Reporting Outbreaks​​

Schools should report all outbreaks (3 or more cases in a class/team/group in a 2 week period) to Sacramento County Public Health by completing the outbreak reporting form below and submitting it to SCPHschools@saccounty.net​.


COVID-19 Vaccines

Child Care​


All cases of COVID-19 must be reported using the online contact tracing reporting portal for schools. Learn more about the SCPH Qualtrics Reporting Portal for Schools.​

​Colleges and Universities

CDPH Resources for Colleges and Universities to Reduce COVID-19​ Risk