Coronavirus (COVID-19)
CCHAT Sacramento Closure Updates

UPDATED ON: July 28, 2020 4PM

Notice: Due to COVID-19, CCHAT continue distance learning for the 2020-2021 school year starting August 25, 2020. (Click here for tips on wearing a mask with your hearing aids.)

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Dear CCHAT Families,

CCHAT has been in the process of developing a plan to reopen for on-campus learning on August 24. However, new guidance and directives will now require us to begin the 2020-2021 school year with distance learning.

On July 17, Governor Gavin Newsom announced that schools located in counties that are on the public health watch list should plan to deliver remote instructions in the fall. He clarified that schools may return to in-person instruction once their county has been off the watch list for two weeks. Sacramento County is currently on the public health watch list. The Public Health Department has indicated there is an increase in community spread of coronavirus combined with an inability of the current testing system to support the adequate and timely return of test results if schools were to open. According to the California Department of Education, school districts should ensure there is sufficient duration or decline of infection rates and testing availability, among others, before opening schools.

At CCHAT, our first priority remains the health and safety of our students, families and staff. Our goal is for students to return to campus as soon as it is safely possible, with guidance from state and local public health officials. We will provide more information about distance learning, schedules, DHH teacher and SLP assignments and technology access in coming weeks.

I know the uncertainty and lack of detail regarding next year is both frustrating and concerning. There is still quite a bit of work ahead of us as we continue to work tirelessly to create a plan to ensure that we can continue to provide essential services and instruction to our students in the 2020-21 school year.

In the meantime, please complete the 2020-2021 school year registration process and continue to check your email for updates regarding our distance learning return on August 24.

Please contact me with any questions. Thank you for your patience as we plan for a situation that presents unique challenges.

— Laura Covello, CCHAT Executive Director

UPDATED ON: July 1, 2020 10AM

Notice: Due to COVID-19, CCHAT will remain closed through Monday, August 24th. Distance learning for summer school will be conducted July 13-31st.

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UPDATED ON: APRIL 7, 2020 4:30PM

Dear CCHAT Families,

Based on guidance from both state official and local health officials, and in coordination with Local Education Agencies, the CCHAT Center is extending the closure of our school facilities through the end of the school year.

This does not mean the 2019-2020 academic year is finished. While we will continue to stay physically apart, instruction will continue to students through Distance Learning.


  • April 6 - 13 Spring Break
  • April 14 - June 12 Continue Distance Learning

The situation is fluid and we learn new information about the spread and transmission of COVID-19 on a daily basis. We take these factors, as well as the guidance of state and local health officials and educational leaders, into account as we navigate this unique situation. We will share updates as we develop plans for the future.

Again, I am extremely proud of the student, families, staff, and board who are working collaboratively to ensure the success of distance learning.


Laura Covello

UPDATED ON: MARCH 27, 2020 4:30PM

Dear CCHAT Community,

We have an important update on school closures. Today, Friday, March 27, 2020, the Sacramento County Office of Education made the difficult decision to extend school closures through May 1 to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The decision was made in consultation with public health officials. In an effort to work cooperatively with local education agencies and to promote the safety and wellness of our students, families and staff, the CCHAT Center will follow this recommendation, as well.

Please know we will continue to support our students under these extremely difficult and challenging circumstances. All students will receive additional learning materials in the mail for the weeks of March 30 through April 3 and April 14 through April 17. (April 6 through April 13 is a planned school recess for Spring Break.) DHH teachers, Speech Language Pathologists and Audiology will continue to provide virtual services for students.

Schools will reopen as soon as the Governor and the Department of Public Health give direction that it is safe to do so. CCHAT will continue to monitor all developments. Please continue to look for updates in your email.

Preventing the Spread of Respiratory Viruses

  • Please take all reasonable means to stay at home. The Governor's stay at home order is still in effect.
  • Please continue maintain social distancing.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough.
  • Clean and disinfect frequnetly touched objects and surfaces.

Thank you for your kindness, flexibility, and grace as we navigate through these uncertain times. We commit to doing our absolute best to care for our families, staff, and students during this global health crisis.

— Laura Covello