State Update: School reopening guidance remains unchanged

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Yesterday, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a new regional model for stay-at-home orders in California. The framework is based on intensive care unit capacity in the state.

The governor’s administration has told us this announcement does not change the current guidance for schools. Schools that are currently open for in-person learning may remain open. Schools can also bring students back on campus for instruction using the elementary school waiver process and cohorting guidance. They are still required to follow safety guidance issued by the California Department of Public Health.

The administration, the State Board of Education and other state entities have released resources, FAQs and more on the new guidance. See below:

Following the governor’s Thursday announcement, ACSA presented a special edition of the Legislative Lunch Break. During the show, ACSA Executive Director Wes Smith and our broadcast team discussed the regional stay-at-home order, the impact on California public schools and new information related to the announcement. View the broadcast here or watch below.

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