The State of California’s new regional Stay Home Order takes effect on Sunday, December 6 at 11:59 PM in Ventura County and in all counties in Southern California. Here’s what that means for Ventura County schools:
- Schools at all grade levels that already opened for in-person instruction while Ventura County was in the red or purple tier on the state’s coronavirus watch list can stay open.
- Elementary schools that opened after receiving waivers while Ventura County was in the red or purple tier on the state’s coronavirus watch list can stay open. Elementary schools that are planning to reopen after receiving waivers may continue to do so.
- Schools may continue in-person instruction for small cohorts (groups) of students with special needs, such as students with disabilities and English language learners.
- Schools that have not yet opened or previously received a waiver must wait until Ventura County has returned to the less restrictive red tier on the state’s coronavirus watch list for 14 days.
Schools that are providing in-person instruction are carefully following safety protocols to protect the health of students and employees. Please visit www.vcoe.org/coronavirus for the latest information on COVID-19 and Ventura County schools.
Additional Information about the New Stay Home Order
- News Release from the County of Ventura – December 5, 2020
- Regional Stay Home Order from the California Department of Public Health – December 3, 2020
About the Ventura County Office of Education
The Ventura County Office of Education provides a broad array of fiscal, training and technology support services to local school districts, helping to maintain and improve lifelong educational opportunities for children, educators and community members. VCOE also operates schools that serve students with severe disabilities and behavioral issues, provides career education courses, and coordinates countywide academic competitions including Mock Trial and the Ventura County Science Fair. Learn more at: www.vcoe.org.
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