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June 30 - The California Department of Public Health released the 2022-2023 TK-12 School Guidance. Click here. In addition, the testing framework and testing framework FAQ's are located on the Safe School Hub.

 April 14 - COVID-19 Vaccine Will Not Be Required in Schools for 2022-23 

CDPH has issued a press release stating that any COVID-19 vaccine requirement for students will not take effect until after full FDA approval and no sooner than July 1, 2023. For the 2022-23 school year, there will be no requirement of a COVID-19 vaccine for students to attend school. 
In a related development, Sen. Richard Pan (D-Sacramento) on Thursday withdrew a bill that would have required all California students to be vaccinated against COVID-19 starting in 2023. You can click here to read a statement by Dr. Pan about his decision to withdraw the legislation.
The CDPH maintains that vaccines remain an important tool in helping limit the transmission and severity of the disease, and students and staff are urged to stay up-to-date on vaccinations. The State Public Health Officer Dr. Tomás J. Aragón said, “CDPH strongly encourages all eligible Californians, including children, to be vaccinated against COVID-19.”

April 6 - The California Public Health Department updated Health Guidance for K-12 Schools in California.

February 17, 2022 - California shared the COVID-19 SMARTER Plan - click here for more information.

April 6, 2022 - Staff Isolation and Quarantine protocol office setting


Persons Who Test Positive for COVID-19 (Isolation)  Recommended Action
Everyone, regardless of vaccination status, previous infection, or lack of symptoms.
  • Stay home (PDF) for at least 5 days after start of symptoms (or after date of first positive test if no symptoms).
  • Isolation can end after day 5 if symptoms are not present or are resolving and a diagnostic specimen* collected on Day 5 or later tests negative.
  • If unable to test, choosing not to test, or testing positive on Day 5 (or later), isolation can end after Day 10 if fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications.
  • If fever is present, isolation should be continued until 24 hours after fever resolves.
  • If symptoms, other than fever, are not resolving, continue to isolate until symptoms are resolving or until after Day 10.
  • Per CDPH masking guidance, infected persons should wear a well-fitting mask around others for a total of 10 days, especially in indoor settings (see masking section below for additional information).

              *Antigen test preferred.

For the latest information, check the CDPH guidance or visit

Asymptomatic Persons Who are Exposed to Someone with COVID-19 (Quarantine)  Recommended Action
  • Everyone, regardless of vaccination status.

    Persons infected within the prior 90 days do not need to be tested, quarantined, or excluded from work unless symptoms develop


  • Test within 3-5 days after last exposure.
  • Per CDPH masking guidance, close contacts should wear a well-fitting mask around others for a total of 10 days, especially in indoor settings and when near those at higher risk for severe COVID-19 disease (see masking section below for additional information).
  • Strongly encouraged to get vaccinated or boosted.
  • If symptoms develop, test and stay home (see earlier section on symptomatic persons), AND
  • If test result is positive, follow isolation recommendations above (Table 1).


K-12 School Guidance 2021-22 FAQ's - Click here 

Public Health Guidance for K-12 Schools in California, 2021-22 School Year - Click here In order to best protect students and staff as California starts the school year in person, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued a new public health order on August 11, requiring all school staff to either show proof of full vaccination or be tested at least once per week. Facilities must be in full compliance with the Order by October 15, 2021.



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

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