California is committed to supporting staff and students to safely return to in-person instruction for the 2021-2022 school year.

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California schools are expected to offer full time, in-person schooling for the 2021-2022 school year. California will follow CDC guidance when it’s released. School masking guidance remains in place and masks are required. School administrators, staff, and parents can learn more about their reopening status at the Safe Schools for All Hub.

Higher education

Most businesses are required to maintain compliance with California’s COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS), which include current public health guidelines. These ETS are available to help institutions and their communities plan and prepare to resume in-person instruction.

Many schools, like CSU, are adjusting admission criteria in response to COVID-19.

See your college or university’s COVID-19 response:

To learn more about your state financial aid package, visit the California Student Aid Commission website.

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