On January 14, 2021, Governor Gavin Newsom’s Administration issued new health and school reopening guidance, and embedded within it is “Appendix 4: Public Health Directive, Reporting Details of In-Person Instruction.”
Effective January 25, 2021, all local educational agencies (LEAs) and private schools are required to notify the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) whether they are serving students through in-person instruction. The directive requires the submission of the following information every other Monday (or Tuesday if the Monday falls on a holiday) to be submitted via a to-be-developed CDPH web form:
- In-person instruction is provided full-time, including whether all grades or only certain grades are being served
- In-person instruction is provided part-time through a hybrid instruction and learning model, including whether all grades or only certain grades are being served
- In-person instruction and services are provided to special student cohorts pursuant to CDPH Guidance Related to Cohorts
- No in-person instruction and services are provided, or instruction and services are delivered only through distance learning
The information collected by the CDPH will be shared with local health officers and will be made publicly available on the web-based Safe Schools for All Hub. LEAs and private schools will be subject to the biweekly reporting requirements until the public health directive is rescinded.