COVID-19 - Coronavirus Information

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.

Updated Guidance for School Settings: 

For EDCOE Team Members:

Helpful Links:

For Parents:

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.

  • 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.

Talking to Children about COVID-19

Resources for Schools: