State Issues New Health Guidance for Schools
Focus is on safe in-school learning and when to stay home
As the cold and flu season arrives, families are extra cautious about symptoms of illness and whether to send their child to school or not.
“Safe, in-person learning is critical to the well-being and development of children,” said the California Department of Public Health’s October 2, 2023 guidance for schools and child care facilities. “However, when a child arrives with symptoms of illness or develops symptoms on site, a decision must be made about what to do next.”
The guidance includes a table showing symptoms and criteria for when a child should stay home.
Other health resources are available on the District's health web page.