Monterey County Office of Education

Leadership, Support and Service to Prepare All Students for Success

Dr. Deneen Guss, County Superintendent of Schools


On September 15, 2020, the Monterey County Health Department began to accept and process waivers for schools (TK-6) to return to in-person modified instruction as the COVID-19 case rate fell below 14/100k.

California schools have been closed for in-person instruction since mid-March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. School closures to in-person instruction were part of a broader set of recommendations intended to reduce transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) developed the COVID-19 and Reopening In-Person Learning Framework to support school communities as they decide when and how to implement in-person instruction for the 2020-21 school year. Refer to COVID-19 and Reopening In-Person Learning Elementary Education Waiver Process for guidance on the waiver process.

For more information on the waiver process in Monterey County, visit the Monterey County Health Department's schools COVID-19 webpage.

Below, MCOE will report the waivers considered, as reported by the California Department of Public Health.

Name of School/DistrictDate of CDPH ConsultationWaiver Status
All Saints Day SchoolOctober 5, 2020Waiver Approved
Anthem Christian SchoolOctober 5, 2020Waiver Approved
Chartwell SchoolOctober 5, 2020Waiver Approved
Santa Catalina SchoolOctober 7, 2020Waiver Approved
Pacific Valley School / Big Sur Unified School DistrictOctober 10, 2020 Waiver Approved
San Antonio Union School DistrictOctober 10, 2020Waiver Approved
San Ardo Union Elementary SchoolOctober 12. 2020Waiver Approved
Madonna del Sasso SchoolOctober 12, 2020Waiver Approved
Sacred Heart SchoolOctober 12, 2020Waiver Approved
San Carlos SchoolOctober 12, 2020Waiver Approved
Big Sur Charter SchoolOctober 16, 2020Waiver Approved
Bradley Union Elementary SchoolOctober 20, 2020Waiver Approved


Jessica Hull

Communications & Public Relations Officer
Phone: 831.784.4245

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