Resources for Schools & Child Care

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K-12 School and Child Care Guidance

Safe Schools for All Hub includes all key resources and information for school administrators, parents, and students.

Public Health Guidance for K-12 Schools and Child Care Settings to Support Safe In-Person Services and Mitigate the Spread of Communicable Diseases, 2023-2024 School Year (Updated 8/28/23) 



Exposures - If a student/staff member has been exposed to COVID-19 

Isolation - If a student/staff member tests positive for COVID-19



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For School and Child Care Staff

Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Prevention Non-Emergency Regulations (Effective 02/03/23)


To report an outbreak of COVID-19 (i.e., 3+ cases in a cohort), please email [email protected] with the following details:

  • How many staff cases  
  • How many student cases  
  • Name of cohort (e.g., Ms. Smith’s 2nd grade class, JV boys basketball team, etc.)  
  • Which school  
  • Date of first case’s symptom onset (or date of first positive test if no symptoms) 

As workplaces, schools and child care settings are subject to COVID-19 workplace outbreak reporting requirements as stipulated in Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Non-Emergency Regulations


Exposure Notification Letter Templates: English / Spanish


For Parents

Please notify your school, child care program, or extracurricular program immediately if your child has tested positive for COVID-19.


Indoor Air Quality and Ventilation

CDPH: Interim Guidance for Ventilation, Filtration, and Air Quality in Indoor Environments

CDPH: COVID-19 and Improving Indoor Air Quality in Schools

CDPH: Tips for Improving Indoor Air Quality at School

CDPH: Technical considerations for facility maintenance staff to reduce long-range airborne transmission of COVID-19 and other respiratory infections 

EPA: Healthy Indoor Environments in Schools During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond

EPA: Resources for Creating Healthy Indoor Air Quality in Schools


Other Resources

San Luis Obispo County Office of Education (SLOCOE)

CDC: Schools and Child Care