On February 10, 2021, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released a Safety Review Process for any individual schools or school district that meet the following situations:
Process for Situation 1: LEAs may continue to provide in-person instruction using the same student-to-student distancing between chairs as was in place with Local Health Department approval as of January 14, 2021 and submit the Letter of Intent to the State Team no later than February 17, 2021.
Process for Situation 2: LEAs submitting a Review Request for situation #2 must continue to comply with the January 14, 2021 CDPH Schools Guidance pending a determination on the Review Request from the State Team.
The submitter will have ten business days from the date the Safety Review Request form is emailed to submit the full Safety Review Request, including all necessary signatures, to K12SafetyReview@cdph.ca.gov.
The Safe Schools for All Team will have seven business days from the date the Safety Review Request is submitted to approve, deny, or request additional information.
The department is expected to release a comprehensive School Guidance FAQ on the Safe Schools for All Hub, to clarify specific topic areas of the school guidance.