Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources and Information
COVID-19 TESTING for the school community
Adequate testing is one of the key components required to be in place in order for schools to resume in-person instruction safely and prevent the transmission of COVID-19. The Santa Cruz County Office of Education and all Santa Cruz County School Districts and Charter Schools have partnered to make asymptomatic and symptomatic testing available to school personnel, students, and families at no cost.
Santa Cruz County Office of Education’s Vaccine Clinic – By the Numbers
Official Communications from the Santa Cruz County Office of Education
Students & Families
Latest Updates Regarding Safe Learning
Mask Wearing Protocols from the Santa Cruz COE
Community Resources and Support Services
Schools & Districts
Up-to-date COVID-19 Guidance for Reopening Schools at covid19guidance.santacruzcoe.org
Resources for School Administrators regarding COVID-19:
Resources for Promoting Hand Hygiene and Wellness:
General Guidelines for Preventing the Spread of Illness:
As a preventative measure, we encourage all students, staff, and parents to take common-sense precautions to prevent the spread of all infectious diseases, including common illnesses like colds and the flu. Such precautions include:
- Stay home if you are sick. Those who have a fever should go home and stay home for at least 24 hours after they no longer have a fever without the use of fever-reducing medicine.
- Promote hand hygiene among students and staff through education, scheduled times for hand-washing, and ensuring the availability of soap, water, and hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Teach and encourage safe cough etiquette – cough or sneeze into a tissue, sleeve, or arm (do not use hands).
- Provide routine surface cleaning
- Consider not attending large gatherings, as this is where cold, flu, and other respiratory viruses often spread.