The state will move carefully towards reopening in-person instruction by county based on local health data.


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. More than $5 billion dollars has been awarded to transitional K-12 public schools to mitigate learning loss from school closures and to support distance learning.

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:

Higher education

Interim guidance for institutions of higher education is available to help institutions and their communities plan and prepare to resume in-person instruction.

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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