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Most California K-12 schools, colleges, and universities are closing or moving online during the COVID-19 outbreak.


On July 17, 2020, updated guidance was released for childcare, day camps, and schools. Find this guidance and more in the list of statewide guidance and checklists.

The governor’s executive order ensures that K-12 public schools will retain full funding, even if they close campuses. 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:

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Higher education

The California Department of Public Health released Guidance for Colleges and Universities.

In-person higher education should remain closed statewide, except where supporting essential workforce activities, including but not limited to providing housing solutions, COVID-19 response, and training and instruction for the essential workforce. 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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