2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Student wearing a mask as he works behind plexiglass

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that typically cause cold symptoms. However, the 2019 coronavirus is a “novel” (new) virus that originated in late 2019—hence the name 2019 Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19. This strain of coronavirus is spreading between humans and can potentially cause severe illness.

Status of School Districts in Sacramento County

The Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) is working with Sacramento County Public Health (SCPH) to provide students, families, and the public with information regarding the COVID-19 situation in Sacramento County. All school districts are following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and SCPH to keep students and staff safe and healthy.

For the latest information, families are encouraged to visit the website for their local school district, the SCPH webpage dedicated to COVID-19, or the CDC website.


School Reopening

  • School Reopening Workshops—designed to help districts understand the “science of learning and development,” and apply strategies and tools that are grounded in this science

Education Resources/Remote Learning

COVID-19 Virus

Information on this virus and how to control its spread may change in the following days and weeks. Follow the SCOE and local school district websites, along with these resources, for up-to-date, accurate information:

SCOE Plans and Documents

Related SCOE News Articles


Last Modified: 11/10/2022