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October 17 - Governor Gavin Newsom announced that the COVID-19 State of Emergency will end on February 28, 2023, charting the path to phasing out one of the most effective and necessary tools that California has used to combat COVID-19. This timeline gives the health care system needed flexibility to handle any potential surge that may occur after the holidays in January and February, in addition to providing state and local partners the time needed to prepare for this phaseout and set themselves up for success afterward.

September 30 Update: California Department of Public Health Updated Guidance to reflect the extension of COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave requirements through December 31, 2022. Click here.

September 20 Update: California Department of Public Health Guidance for the Use of Face Masks 

  • Shifts from a strong recommendation for the general population,  in all indoor settings at all times to use of CDC Community Levels to help inform masking recommendations, which is consistent with the August 11th CDC updated recommendations 
  • Aligns correctional facilities with current CDC recommendations (CDC updated guidance on May 3), which notes that correctional facilities may make masks optional when CDC community levels are low. 
  • Aligns recommendations for homeless sheltersemergency shelters, and cooling centers to the above recommendation for correctional facilities, i.e.,  also shifts from requirements to  masking recommendations in these settings when CDC community levels are low
  • Updated guidance is effective September 23, 2022.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued its latest COVID-19 guidance for schools in August, and on September 13, the California Department of Public Health updated the requirements as well. Click here for the CDC update and click here for CDPH updated order.

Per this directive, effective September 17, staff and students are no longer required to submit to routine COVID-19 testing, quarantine, or provide COVID-19 vaccine verification.

Testing was implemented to identify people with COVID-19 who did not have symptoms or known exposures.  Moving forward, individuals will be asked to test only when symptoms are present. However, this will not be a requirement. SCOE respects personal choice when it comes to an individual’s health. Staff and students interested in wearing masks will continue to be supported. In addition, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Rapid Antigen Test Kits are available upon request.

August 12, 2022 - The Stanislaus County Office of Education is committed to the safety of students and staff and continues to follow local, state, and national guidelines. 

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2022-23 Pandemic Safety Plan

School Planning Guide

Archive: The Stanislaus County 2021-22 School Year Pandemic Safety Plan - updated on March 31.

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