COVID-19 Hotline: 916-875-2400

​Schools, Child Care/Day Camps, Colleges​​​

Reporting and Contact Tracing for Schools

Reporting to the local health officer the presence of a positive case of COVID-19 in an individual who is or has been

present on a K-12 public or private school campus is necessary to protect the health and safety of students and employees present on

the campus. California law (17 C.C.R. section 2508) also requires anyone in charge of a K-12 public or private school kindergarten to

report at once to the local health officer the presence or suspected presence of any of the communicable disease, which includes


Guidance for K-12 Schools​

Sacramento County​​

Return to School, ​Spring 2021

​03/09​/21: Youth & Adult Sports Guidance​

Sample COVID-19 Screening Tool - Adults ( Arabic | Chinese | Hmong | Pashto | Punjabi | Russian | Span​ish | Tagalog | Vietnamese )

Sample COVID-19 Screening Tool - Children ( Arabic | Chinese | Hmong | Pashto | Punjabi | Russian | Spanish | Tagalog | Vietna​mese )​​

Symptom Decision Tree 4/5/2021​ ( Ara​bic |​ Chinese | Dari | Farsi​Hmong | Pashto | Punjabi | Russian | Spanish | Tagalog | Vietnamese )​

Sample COVID-19 Communication Templates​

Sacramento County COVID-​19 Testing Flyer ( Arabic | Chinese | Hmong | Pashto | Punjabi | Russ​ian | Spanish | Tagalog | Vietnamese )​

Isolation or Quarantine (multiple ​langua​ges available)

​​SCPH Newsletter for School Families - 
May 2021 (Arabic | Chinese | Dari | ​Farsi | Hmong | Pashto | Punjabi | Russian | Spanish | Tagalog | Vietnamese)​
March 20​21 (Arabic | ​Chinese | Dari | ​Farsi | Hmong | Pashto | Punjabi | Russian | Spanish | Tagalog | Vietnamese)
Dec​ 2020 (Arabic | Chinese | Hmong | Pashto | ​Punjabi | Rus​sian | Spanish | Tagalog | Viet​namese)​

​State, Federal and Health Organizations​

COVID-19 and Reopening In-Person Instruction Framework & Public Health Guidance for K-12 Schools in CA, 2020-2021 School Year (3/20/21) 

Youth ​Sp​orts Q&A  ​

Schools Guidance Crosswalk – CDC vs. State of ​California 

Guidebook for the Safe Reopening of California's Public Schools (CDE)  ​​

Contact Tracing Training (John Hopkins University)​ ​​

Elementary School Waiver

Elementary school waivers are no longer being issued.  Schools previously issued a waiver may continue to conduct in-person instruction.  Schools that have not yet opened for in-person instruction must follow CDPH guidanc​e for reopening in-person instruction​.

List of Sacramento County Schools with Waivers

Child Care and Day Camps​

Sacramento County 


Follow the State guidance for the childcare industry to minimize the spread of COVID-19. Review the guidance, prepare a plan, and post the checklist for childcare in your facility to show employees and families that you’ve reduced the risk and are open for operation.

Industry Guidance for Day Camps​

State, Federal and Health Organizations

Reopening Guidelines for Child Care Providers (CDPH) 
COVID-19 Guidance for Childcare Programs and K-12 (CDC) 
Executive Order to Provide Expanded Access to Child Care for Essential Workers During COVID-19 Response (CA) 

​Colleges and Universities

Sacramento County

Institutes of Higher Education COVID-19 Reporting & Contact Tracing Form​

State and Federal

Guidance for Colleges and Universities (CDPH)

COVID-19 Guidance for Colleges and Universities (CDC)

​​Community Resources

Sacramento Office of Emergency Services (OES) Community Resources 

Sacramento OES launched a Community Resources page that includes a broad scope of COVID-19 information, from maps with school lunch distribution to signing up for emergency alerts. ​​​​

We all need to do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19

The Sacramento County Health Order by Public Health Officer, Dr. Olivia Kasirye, expired on June 15, 2021. All people in California must follow the State Beyond the Blueprint guidelines. 

The previous Public Health Orders reinforced the direction that all individuals stay home as much as possible and carry on with social distancing protocols.

While beginning to relax restrictions, we must continue to protect others who are at high risk of developing severe COVID-19 disease from being infected by those without symptoms. 

​Do you have questions about COVID-19? Call the County's COVID-19 Hotline: 916-875-2400. Do you want to report unsafe business practices? Call 3-1-1, or email,​.​