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Humboldt County Office of Education: HCOE Newsroom | COVID-19

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Press releases, news, and other important communication from HCOE and its trusted partners related to COVID-19.

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SCLS Legal Update Regarding Age of Consent for COVID-19 Testing

SCLS Legal Update Regarding Age of Consent for COVID-19 Testing

In response to inquiries from member districts, School & College Legal Services of California recently issued a Legal Update regarding who may consent for a student to be tested for COVID-19.

In summary, guidance from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) indicates that students ages 13 and older may consent to testing without parental consent being required. Students under 13 may only be tested with parental consent. Continue Reading SCLS Legal Update Regarding Age of Consent for COVID-19 Testing

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New Flow Chart: COVID Positive Test in the Classroom

HCOE and Humboldt County Public Health have created a flow chart to help guide school staff when there is a positive COVID-19 test of a person in their classrooms. It covers students and non-students, vaccinated and not vaccinated. For questions about this document,...

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