COVID-19 - Coronavirus Information
The El Dorado County Office of Education collaborates regularly with our county health department and state officials to ensure that county-wide programs and school districts remain informed and have the resources needed to help maintain healthy learning environments. Schools are taking proactive steps to prevent the spread of any illness, including increased cleaning protocols and reinforcing proper hygiene practices.
- El Dorado County Public Health - Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Update for El Dorado County
- California Department of Public Health - Official COVID-19 information and Guidance Documents from the State of California
California Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response - NEW Official California COVID-19 information - released 3/19/20
- Centers for Disease Control (CDC) - Official COVID-19 information from the United States Centers for Disease Control
- CDC Situation Summary - Main summary page of current information regarding COVID-19
- CDC “What You Should Know” Page - Good summaries about how COVID-19 spreads, symptoms, prevention & treatment, etc.
- Respiratory Etiquette - CDC’s “Cover Your Cough” page
- CDC Mass Gatherings - New specifics for gatherings (3/15/20)
- Manage Stress & Anxiety - Helpful tips on how to manage stress & anxiety related to COVID-19
The El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) is working closely with the El Dorado County Public Health (HHSA). Collaborative communication between EDCOE, HHSA and District Superintendents is taking place regularly.
- El Dorado County Internet Connectivity For Students Document
- Distance Learning Resources
- California Parent and Youth Helpline - Provides support and resource referrals to parent and youth during the current COVID-19 pandemic, 7-days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Call or text 1-855-4APARENT (855-427-2736) for services in English, Spanish and other languages.
- A message from El Dorado County Health Officer, Dr. Nancy Williams about how to keep our schools open.
Please remember these helpful hints to protect ourselves from any viruses:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for no less than 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Refrain from shaking hands when greeting others.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Cover your nose and mouth when sneezing. Cough or sneeze into your sleeve or elbow, not into your hands. You may also use a tissue when you sneeze, cough or blow your nose. Quickly throw away used tissues then wash your hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Most germs spread when a sick person coughs, sneezes or talks.
- Do not share food, utensils, beverages, towels, lip balm/lipstick, phones or anything else that might become contaminated with germs.
- If you are suffering from a respiratory illness and running a fever >100 degrees, please remain home until you are well.
Food Service Availability
- Food Service Availability by School District
- NEW: Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) - Get help buying food while schools are closed. Because schools are closed due to COVID-19, children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals can get up to $365 in food benefits in addition to their pick up meals from school. English: Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) Flyer | Spanish: Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) Flyer
Talking to Children about COVID-19
- Talking to Children About COVID-19: A Parent Resource - Recommendations from the National Association of School Psychologists about how to talk to children about COVID-19.
Resources for Schools:
- EDCOE - Addressing the Challenges of COVID-19: 2020-21 School Year Planning
- EDCOE - EDC COVID-19 Potential Response Scenarios in a School Setting
- EDCOE - El Dorado County Internet Connectivity For Students Document
- CA Department of Public Health - COVID19 INDUSTRY GUIDANCE: Schools and School Based Programs
- CA Department of Education - Stronger Together: A Guidebook for the Safe Reopening of California's Public Schools
- Distance Learning Resources
- CDE COVID-19 Webpage - Information including guidance for schools.
- CDC Guidance for Schools - Official information from the Centers for Disease Control for schools, including differentiating between communities that have a known case and those that do not.
- Preparing for COVID-19: A Guide for Schools
- CA Department of Education: FAQs on Grading and Graduation Requirements
- Demystifying COVID-19 Surveillance Testing