Waivers

Monterey County Office of Education

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Dr. Deneen Guss, County Superintendent of Schools

Waivers

California schools closed for in-person instruction in 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.

In July 2020, 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. As part of the guidance, they created the COVID-19 and Reopening In-Person Learning Elementary Education Waiver Process to allow schools in the Purple Tier to apply for a waiver to return to in-person instruction. 

New guidance released by CDPH on January 14, 2021 eliminated the waiver process for schools, but did allow schools who had previously been granted waivers to continue to remain open if they had already opened to in-person instruction.

Below, are the waivers considered when the process was in effect, 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
San Lucas Union Elementary SchoolOctober 30, 2020Waiver Approved
Peninsula Adventist SchoolOctober 30, 2020Waiver Approved
Captain Cooper Elementary School / Carmel Unified School DistrictNovember 17, 2020Waiver Approved
Carmel River Elementary School / Carmel Unified School DistrictNovember 17, 2020Waiver Approved
Carmelo School / Carmel Unified School DistrictNovember 17, 2020Waiver Approved
Tularcitos Elementary / Carmel Unified School DistrictNovember 17, 2020Waiver Approved

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Jessica Hull

Communications & Public Relations Officer
jhull@montereycoe.org
Phone: 831.784.4245

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