On July 12th, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released updated Public Health Guidance for K-12 Schools in California. The foundational principle of this guidance is that all students must have access to safe and full in-person instruction and to as much instructional time as possible. The guidance focuses on:

  • vaccination for all eligible individuals to get COVID-19 rates down throughout the community
  • universal masking in schools, which enables no minimum physical distancing
  • allowing all students access to full in-person learning
  • more targeted quarantine practices
  • access to a robust COVID-19 testing program

Universal masking will remain in effect. CDPH will continue to assess conditions on an ongoing basis, and will determine no later than November 1, 2021, whether to update mask requirements or recommendations.

Some of the notable safety measures include:

To view the full guidance, including many links and resources, please click here. Should you have any questions regarding this guidance, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our Member Services Department.