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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Information and resources regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) and California's response.

The California Department of Education (CDE) is monitoring the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and working closely with agency partners. Local educational agencies (LEAs) are encouraged to follow California Department of Public Health recommendations. LEAs should identify plans for communicating with families and consider learning supports for school closures.


California Department of Education (CDE) and California Health and Human Services Agency (HHS)

New COVID-19 Guidance for K-12 Schools (Updated 19-Mar-2020)

CDE COVID-19 Guidance Webinar Presentation (PPTX; Added 20-Mar-2020)

Getting Internet Access: Available Plans (Added 18-Mar-2020)

California Department of Education (CDE)

From Tony Thurmond, SSPI (Updated 24-Mar-2020)
One place for news releases and correspondence from Tony Thurmond, State Superintendent of Public Instruction (SSPI), regarding COVID-19.

COVID-19 and the Suspension of Statewide Testing (Added 24-Mar-2020)
An update from Assessment Spotlight, Issue 85 on the suspension of statewide testing, High School Equivalency Summer Convenings in August, and All About Accessibility.

Official Message from the State Director of Special Education (Added 23-Mar-2020)

Questions and Answers on Providing Services to Children wth Disabilities During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Outbreak External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF; Added 14-Mar-2020)

Additional CDE Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources (Updated 24-Mar-2020)

California Office of Governor Gavin Newsom

Executive Order Ensuring State Funding for Schools Even in Event of Physical Closure (Dated 13-Mar-2020)

Governor Newsom Declares State of Emergency to Help State Prepare for COVID-19 (Updated 11-Mar- 2020)

California Department of Public Health (CDPH)

Guidance Documents External link opens in new window or tab. (Added 24-Mar-2020)
A list of various California Department of Public Health (CDPH) guidance documents related to COVID-19.

School Guidance on Novel Coronavirus or COVID-19 (March 7, 2020) External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF; Added 09-Mar-2020)
Joint guidance from the California Department of Education and the California Department of Public Health regarding the Novel Coronavirus (COVID 19)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Guidance for Schools and School Districts External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF; Added 03-Mar-2020)
Specific guidelines for California’s K–12 schools, districts, and county offices of education.

Questions:   California Department of Education | COVID19@cde.ca.gov
Last Reviewed: Friday, March 27, 2020
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