Marin County Public Health continues to work in close partnership with Marin County Office of Education and leaders of our public, private, parochial and independent schools to prepare for and facilitate the eventual reopening of K-12 schools for in-person instruction.
- Reopening Guidance
- Reopening Status
- News Updates
- Frequently Asked Questions
- More Information
Reopening Guidance for All Schools
As of September 29, 2020, K-12 schools that completed a School Site Specific Protection Plan were permitted to open. The decision and timing of when to open rests with each school and school district, and schools are not required to open if not ready.
- Public Health Update: COVID-19 Interim Guidance for K-12 School and Youth Performing Arts, Sports and Extracurricular Activities in Marin County
- California Department of Public Health: COVID-19 Public Health Guidance for K-12 Schools, 2021-22 School Year
- California Department of Public Health: K-12 Schools Guidance 2021-2022 FAQ, 2021-22 School Year
- Marin County School Updated Guidelines ("32 point plan"), 2021-22 School Year
- California Department of Public Health: COVID-19 Industry Guidance for Schools and School-Based Programs (Aug. 2020)
- California Department of Public Health: Guidance Related to Cohorts (and FAQ)
- School Site-Specific Protection Plan - Template
- School Site-Specific Protection Plan - Process & Submission Status
Student & Family Resources
Marin County Public Health intends to create a new handbook and decision trees for the 2021-22 school year that reflects guidance from both the California Department of Public Health and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. New school and parent guidelines are expected to be available this Fall before the start of the new school year.
- Student & Family Handbook on COVID-19 Safety - 2021-22 School Year (English) (Español)
- Decision Trees:
- COVID-19 Safety Decision Tree for Schools - 2021-22 School Year (Vaccinated) (UNvaccinated)
- Decision Tree for COVID-19 Symptoms (in all settings)
- Decision Tree for Exposures to COVID-19 in Child Care, Youth Activities, and Households/Communities (not TK-12 schools)
- Quarantine Guidance for Families (English) (Español)
- Safety Guidance:
- California Department of Public Health: Vaccine Verification for Workers in Schools
- California Department of Public Health: COVID-19 Testing Taskforce
- California Department of Public Health: CA Safe Schools for All
- California Department of Public Health: July 9, 2021 news release signaling alignment with CDC policies
School Status Dashboard
A dashboard that tracks the reopening status of schools in Marin County. Icons on the map represent elementary, middle and high schools, including public, private, independent and parochial schools.
- Green icons represent schools that have fully reopened to in-person instruction
- Black icons, if any, indicate a school which is closed for operation reasons (power outage, etc.)
- Red icons, if any, indicate a school which is closed for an outbreak
Click on an icon to reveal the school's name, district, type, and reopening status. This data is maintained by Marin County Office of Education and the Marin County Emergency Operations Center.
School-related News Updates
- August 26, 2021: News Release - Bay Area Health Officers Reaffirm Support for In-Person School
- CDC Report: Delta Can Spread Rapidly With Unvaccinated Staff and Students
- August 19, 2021: News Release - Face Coverings Urged at Schools, Even Outdoors
- August 4, 2021: News Release - Get Your Shots for School Early
- July 13, 2021: News Release - Library, First 5 Marin Team Up on Kids' Backpacks
- June 11, 2021: News Release - As Normalcy Returns, So Should Health Routines
- May 28, 2021: News Release - Health Officers Approve of Several Vaccinations at Same Time
- May 13, 2021: News Release - Vaccinations of 12-to-15-year-olds Starts in Marin
- May 11, 2021: Town Hall - Adolescent Vaccinations
- May 7, 2021: News Release - Marin Poised to Vaccinate 12-to-15-year-olds
- Mar. 18, 2021: News Release - Doors to All Marin Schools Have Reopened to Students
- Mar. 3, 2021: News Release - Marin Updates Restrictions to Youth Sports
- Feb. 24, 2021: News Release - Marin to Offer Vaccine to Educate
- Feb. 8, 2021: News Release - Marin has Minimized Virus' Spread in Schools
- Oct. 19: News Release - New Tools Assist with Reopening of Schools
- Sept. 30: Status Update – Schools allowed to reopen: now what?
- Sept. 3: News Release – 15 Marin Schools Cleared to Open Sept 8
- August 12: News Release – Marin Revises Restrictions on Childcare and Youth Programs
- August 4: News Release – State Outlines Criteria for Waivers Allowing Classroom Instruction
- July 22: News Release – State Outlines Path to Resume Classroom Learning
- July 15: News Release – Delay Recommended for In-Classroom Learning
- June 18: News Release – Guidelines Released for Schools to Resume in Fall
- View More News Releases
Frequently Asked Questions
Browse a collection of the most frequently asked questions regarding schools, reopening and classroom safety, curated from our COVID-19 Response Team.
- Marin County Office of Education (MCOE) "Rethinking Schools" website
- "Discussions with Public Health" Series (hosted by MCOE)
Marin County Office of Education has response team dedicated to answering school-related COVID-19 questions and concerns. Contact them by email at RapidResponse@marinschools.org.