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Schools, Child Care, Day Camps & Colleges
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 events 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 | Spanish )
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 ( Arabic | Dari | Farsi | Hmong | Pashto | Punjabi | Russian | Simplified Chinese | Spanish | Tagalog | Vietnamese )
February 2022 (Arabic | Chinese | Dari | Farsi | Hmong | Pashto | Punjabi | Russian | Spanish | Tagalog | Vietnamese)
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
Colleges and Universities
CDPH Resources for Colleges and Universities to Reduce COVID-19 Risk