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State Issues New Health Guidance for Schools

Focus is on safe in-school learning and when to stay home

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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.