Resources for Childcare Services:
On March 13, 2020 Governor Newsom signed an Executive Order for Schools:
The order provides that even if schools close temporarily because of COVID-19, school districts must:
Continue delivering high-quality educational opportunities to students through other options, distance learning and independent study;
Safely provide school meals through the Summer Food Service Program and Seamless Summer Option, consistent with the requirements of the California Department of Education and U.S. Department of Agriculture;
To the extent practicable, arrange for supervision for students during ordinary school hours
Additional Resources for Childcare:
Guidance for schools and childcare*:
FAQs for Administrators*:
Talking with Children about the Coronavirus*:
Below are guidance documents for school districts from the California Department of Education (CDE) and California Department of Public Health (CDPH). Guidance documents are regularly being updated as conditions change:
School Guidance on Novel Coronavirus or COVID-19 (March 7, 2020) Joint guidance from the CDE and the CDPH regarding the Novel Coronavirus (COVID 19).
Coronavirus (COVID-19)—Guidance for Schools and School Districts (March 3, 2020) Specific guidelines for California’s K–12 schools, districts, and county offices of education.
CDPH guidance for Child Care and Preschool Settings (March 11, 2020)