After navigating through a pandemic, schools and districts have become adept at providing safe learning opportunities for their students. This page provides resources to help school administrators, staff, families, and community members keep schools open and safe for in-person learning.

California Guidance for Schools

COVID-19 Safe Schools Framework

COVID-19 Safe Schools Framework

The COVID-19 Safe Schools Framework replaces the Pandemic Recovery Framework, which guided the safe reopening and operation of public and private schools during the COVID-19 pandemic. This document was developed in consultation with San Mateo County Health (SMCH) and reflects California Department of Public Health (CDPH) guidance and other relevant guidance for schools and districts.

When to Keep Your Child Home from School or Child Care, Guidance from the California Department of Public Health (September 2023). Suggestions for when to keep your child home when they are not feeling well. Other Languages: [Spanish], [Arabic], [Armenian], [Chinese-Simplified], [Chinese-Traditional], [Hmong], [Khmer], [Korean], [Punjabi], [Russian], [Tagalog], [Tahi], [Vietnamese]


California Public Health Guidance

Additional Resources

  • Safe Schools for All Hub: California's one-stop shop for information about safe in-person instruction and how to minimize in-school transmission.
  • Ventilation FAQs: Smoke Days and COVID-19 (updated September 28, 2021): The risk of getting COVID-19 is much greater in indoor settings with poor air quality. Learn how to maintain effective ventilation and filtration even when air quality is poor.
  • Vaccine Fact Sheets: Scroll to the bottom to find multilingual fact sheets on COVID-19 vaccines, boosters, and additional doses.

COVID-19 Vaccines in San Mateo County

Are you up-to-date on your vaccine?

COVID-19 vaccination is one of the most important tools we have to protect ourselves and our loved ones against experiencing life-threatening side effects from COVID-19.

Get your latest COVID-19 shot, it's easy and free! View this flyer for information on your vaccination options (Spanish vaccination flyer is available as well).

Helpful Links

  • San Mateo County Health: San Mateo County Health provides information on local health data and updates, frequently asked questions, testing options, and other resources. It also provides information on COVID-19 vaccines and how residents can determine their eligibility for boosters.
  • San Mateo County 2-1-1: Residents with non-emergency or non-medical questions about COVID-19 can call 2-1-1, which is available 24/7 in multiple languages and connects residents to food, housing, transportation, and other resources.
  • 4C's San Mateo County: Find a list of programs providing early learning and child care as well as up-to-date information on COVID-19 vaccines for children aged five and younger.
  • First 5 San Mateo County: First 5 San Mateo County compiles resources for parents and caregivers on how to get vaccines and provide trauma-informed care.

San Mateo County Health

Archived Information

COVID-19 Information


Phone: (650) 802-5515