The state will move carefully towards reopening in-person instruction by county based on local health data.


Reopening safely

California’s Safe Schools for All Plan will support schools to continue operating safely in-person and use a phased-in approach, rooted in science, to safely return younger students to in-person instruction. It will do this through a combination of funding, testing, PPE, safety guidance, and vaccines for school staff.

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For current information about closures and their impact on the school year, check your local school district.


California also released guidance to help K-12 education leaders meet the needs of all students affected by school closures, with an emphasis on assisting low-income children and those with disabilities.

The California Department of Education has guidance on support for students, including:

Higher education

Interim guidance for institutions of higher education is available to help institutions and their communities plan and prepare to resume in-person instruction.

Many schools, like CSU, are adjusting admission criteria in response to COVID-19.

See your college or university’s COVID-19 response:

To learn more about your state financial aid package, visit the California Student Aid Commission website.

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