COVID-19 Information

Waiver Update

California's Blueprint for a Safer Economy determines when school campuses may reopen.

As of Sept. 25, San Joaquin County was in the Widespread (purple) tier.  Schools in the Widespread (purple) tier aren’t permitted to reopen for in-person instruction unless they receive a waiver from their local health department for TK-6 grades.  Schools can reopen for in-person instruction once their county has been in the Substantial (red) tier for at least two weeks.

On Aug. 28, 2020, San Joaquin County Public Health Services released information about the process to apply for a waiver to allow in-person instruction that included a letter and Application Cover Form. Since then districts and schools, including private and charter schools, have submitted waivers to begin in-person instruction.

Waivers have been approved from the following:

Public Schools

Escalon Unified School District 

  • Collegeville Elementary 
  • Farmington Elementary
  • Van Allen Elementary 
  • Dent Elementary
  • Escalon Charter Academy at Gateway campus
  • Escalon Charter Academy at Collegeville campus 
  • Escalon Charter Academy at Dent campus

Oak View Elementary School District 

  • Oak View Elementary

Ripon Unified School District 

  • Ripon Elementary 
  • Ripona Elementary
  • Weston Elementary
  • Colony Oak Elementary 
  • Park View Elementary 

Private Schools


Bella Vista Academy

First Baptist Christian

Liberty Christian 

Lodi Christian 

Lodi Seventh Day Adventist

Montessori Elementary


Refuge Christian Academy 

Ripon Christian

St. Bernard’s Catholic School

St. George’s School

St. Anne’s

St. Anthony’s

St. Luke’s

Stockton Baptist 

Stockton Christian Academy 

West Valley Christian Academy


Approved waivers are listed on the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Elementary School Waiver Consultations webpage.

Posted: 9/25/2020