UPDATE - As of March 24, 2021, Marin will enter Tier 3 orange status on the Blueprint for a Safer Economy. Schools were eligible to reopen to in-person instruction when Marin County remained in the Substantial (red) tier for 5 days, and now 100% of Marin County schools are open for at least partial in-person instruction.
All schools must complete a School Site-Specific Protection Plan prior to reopening for site-based classroom learning in some capacity, incorporating the guidelines listed below under “Reopening Guidelines.” 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.
Each school must complete and implement a School Site-Specific Protection Plan (SSSPP) prior to reopening. The SSSPP template combines state-level guidance published in the California State Resilience Roadmap and local Marin County public health policies.
- Marin County Public Health School Guidelines
- CDPH's COVID-19 Industry Guidance for Schools and School-Based Programs
- CDPH’s COVID-19 Industry Guidance for Institutions of Higher Education
- CDPH’s School Re-opening Framework
Since March, Marin County Public Health and Marin County Office of Education have been working together with local school districts, public, private, parochial and independent schools to rethink school and prepare for a safer return to in-person instruction. In June, MCOE and Public Health issued guidelines for re-opening, which include enhanced health and safety practices, training, and surveillance testing.