May 4, 2020
Dear Superintendents and School Leaders,

At a press conference today, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that, based on the state’s progress in meeting metrics tied to indicators such as testing capacity and personal protective equipment inventory, the state can begin to move into Stage 2 of modifying the stay-at-home order this Friday, May 8, with guidelines released Thursday, May 7.

The announcement for Friday does not include schools. As Newsom noted last week, the state is working with school districts and the California education community to determine how best to safely reopen schools. That continues to be the case. This May 8 announcement does not move up this timeline.

We will continue to share updates and resources as this situation evolves. As always, don't hesitate to reach out if you need further assistance.


Dr. Paul Gothold
San Diego County Superintendent of Schools
phone: 858-292-3514