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Covid-19 Resources

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources and Information

This page is a resource for families and school administrators regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Updates and school closure information will be posted here. You can also find information on Santa Cruz COE’s official FacebookTwitter, and Instagram pages.

Students 5 or Over – Parents and Student 18 or Over – vaccines available!

Student and/or child-based organizations who would like to inquire about access to vaccines, please contact Inspire Diagnostics 949-539-6732.

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. To obtain Inspire Diagnostics testing results please contact 949-539-6732.

Visit the following site for updated testing information: covid19test.santacruzcoe.org

Santa Cruz County Office of Education’s Vaccine Clinic – By the Numbers


Official Communications from the Santa Cruz County Office of Education

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.

contact information

COVID-19 Protocols for Schools
(831) 466-5904

Inspire Diagnostics
(949) 539-6732
Available to answer inquiries regarding results and billing

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