Regional Stay-At-Home Order & K-12 Schools

Dear K-12 Education Stakeholders:

In response to questions we have been receiving regarding the Regional Stay-At-Home Order announced by Governor Newsom this afternoon, we are writing to highlight that the guidance related to K-12 schools remain in effect and unchanged.

As set forth in Section 2(e) of the Order, when it takes effect in a Region, schools that have previously reopened for in-person instruction may remain open, and schools may continue to bring students back for in-person instruction under the Elementary School Waiver Process or Cohorting Guidance.   

Schools are still required to follow the Schools Guidance issued by CDPH which outlines requirements for safe conditions, testing and tracing. Schools may be required to close if certain percentages of staff and students are diagnosed with COVID-19. All existing guidance applicable to schools can be found on the CDPH website.

Please visit the FAQs that continue to be updated for more information.

Thank you, and stay safe.

Brooks Allen

Executive Director

California State Board of Education