Guidance: Schools & Youth Sports

CA Safe Reopening

California’s Safe Schools For All Plan provides the support and accountability to establish a clear path to minimize in-school transmissions and enable a phased in return to in-person instruction.

The Safe Schools For All Hub consolidates key resources and information related to COVID-19 and schools. All current guidance documents can be found on the Hub. New resources will be added to the Hub on a regular basis. Please visit

There are no COVID-19 reporting requirements related to sports. Orange County Health Care Agency (OCHCA) would encourage the outdoor use of sports and recreational activities where there is more ventilation and consider masking while indoors. Please visit

Safe Schools OC

Since Spring 2020, the OCHCA has conducted meetings with the OC Department of Education (OCDE), the County Superintendent of Schools and local school districts. Our partnership recognizes the importance of in-person education and ensuring that education is carried out safely.

The Safe Schools OC Program HCA COVID-19 School Response Team (SRT) was developed to help with school reopening. The HCA Team within the Safe Schools OC Program includes a Medical Director, Medical Officer, Program Managers, Public Health Nurses and an Epidemiologist. Collaborative partners within the Safe Schools OC program includes Orange County Department of Education school nurses. HCA Public Health Nurses, under the direction of HCA Physicians, assist K-12 schools through the following activities:

Parents and students should contact your school with any questions. If you still have questions, call the Health Referral Line at (800) 564-8448.

Visit for news and information about Orange County schools and the OC Department of Education.