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Covid testing for schools

COVID Test Appointments

Schools are encouraged to use Optum Serve LHI Testing sites as needed. School groups can arrange for block appointments in advance by contacting:

Denis Kirnig, RD, MS
Senior Health Services Manager, Solano County Health and Social Services Public Health Division,


Solano County COVID-19 Vaccine Plan

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Solano County COVID-19 Dashboard

preview of Solano County current COVID data

Reporting  & Templates

COVID-19 Guidance Documents

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Regarding Reopening Schools During COVID-19, August 31, 2020


Solano County Considerations for Reopening Schools During COVID-19, updated 7-7-20


CDE: Guidebook for the Safe Reopening of California's Public Schools

guidebook cover Stronger Together

COVID-19 Resources for Educators

CalOSHA Standards Applicable to Employees

Changes to Emergency Temporary Standards- On June 17, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board to adopted the revised COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards. Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order to allow the revisions to immediately take effect on June 17. The revised regulations reflect the state’s latest COVID-19 public health guidance. The updates include changes to face coverings and physical distancing requirements that may not be applicable in a school setting. More information on the revised COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards can be found in Cal/OSHA's Frequently Asked Questions.

School and College Legal Services of California (SCLS) created a helpful legal update on the CalOSHA revised standards, specific to the school setting. 

Current FORMS, Guidance & Portals For Schools


FERPA & COVID-19 Guidance

U.S Department of Education- FERPA & Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Frequently Asked Questions, March 2020

CDPH Education Guidance

Other or Previous Guidance

CDC- Guidance for COVID-19 Prevention in Kindergarten (K)-12 Schools, updated 7/9/2021

CalOSHA- COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards, updated 6/17/2021

CA.GOV- COVID Testing in Schools, (CDPH updated 6/16/2021)

CDPH- California K-12 School Antigen Testing Program Playbook, released 4/21/2021

CDPH- Blueprint for a Safer Economy, updated 3/30/2021

CPDH- Commencement/Graduation Ceremonies Guidance, release 3/26/2021

CDPH-  Guidance Related to Cohorts, released 9/4/2020, updated 3/22/2021

CDPH- COVID-19 and Reopening In-Person Instruction Framework & Public Health Guidance for K-12 Schools in California, 2020-2021 School Year, New version released 1/14/2021, updated 3/20/2021

CDPH- Youth Sports Q&A, released 3/16/2021

CDPH- Outdoor and Indoor Youth and Recreational Adult Sports, updated 2/19/21, updated 3/4/2021

CDPH- Case Reporting by Schools Guidance, 1/14/21

CDPH- Outbreak Definition and Reporting Guidance, 10/13/20

CA.GOV- Blueprint for a Safer Economy Map, Tiers and Industry Search, updated weekly (SEE LIVE MAP BELOW)


Understanding COVId-19 COunty Data

Consolidated Guidance for Schools

COVID-19 and Reopening In-Person Instruction

CDPH- COVID-19 and Reopening In-Person Instruction Framework & Public Health Guidance for K-12 Schools in California, 2020-2021 School Year, released 1-14-2021

This document supersedes the following guidance:

- COVID-19 Industry Guidance: Schools and School-Based Programs (first published in May 2020; last updated August 3, 2020).

- The COVID-19 and Reopening In-Person Learning Framework for K-12 Schools in California, 2020-2021 School Year (July 17, 2020).

- The Elementary Education Waiver process and the associated School Waiver Letter and Cover Form and Local Health Officer Waiver Notice Form (all issued on August 3, 2020).

- CDPH Schools Frequently Asked Questions (first issued August 3, 2020; last updated October 20, 2020).

This updated directive also incorporates two other public health directives issued January 14, 2021, related to: (1) reporting details of any positive case of a person who has been on campus to LHDs and (2) reporting to CDPH whether and to what degree all public and private schools have reopened to serve students in-person on campus. These directives are attached as Appendices 3 and 4.



Guidance by Chronological Order
California's Blueprint for a Safer Economy

California has a new blueprint for reducing COVID-19  with revised criteria for loosening and tightening restrictions on activities based upon the tier that each county falls into.

Solano County as of 11-16-2020:

Solano County has been moved into Widespread (purple) tier status.

Tier Status and Schools:

Widespread (purple):

  • Schools are closed for in-person instruction- distance learning is happening.
  • Schools that have returned to in-person instruction through an approved elementary waiver or during Substantial (red) status, may continue in-person instruction.

Substantial (red):

  • Schools are closed for in-person instruction- distance learning is happening
  • Can open in-person instruction if county remains in this tier for two weeks

Moderate (orange) & Minimal (yellow): 

  • Can open in-person instruction


Departments of Education

Solano County Public Health (SPH)

California Department of Public Health (CDPH)

Center for Disease Control (CDC)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Association of California School Administrators (ACSA)

California School Boards Association (CSBA)

HR Resources