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Health Services

​​​​The novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, is a new respiratory virus that was first identified in Wuhan City, China. It has since spread to other countries, including the United States. OCDE is working closely with the Orange County Health Care Agency to provide guidelines and resources to school districts so they can provide accurate information to their communities and take appropriate action. Please visit the OCDE Newsroom for the most current information.

Here are a few trusted sources for information:



Hand Sanitizers in Schools: 

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​Pamela  Kahn, MPH, RN, NCSN
Health Coordinator

Maggie Villegas 
Senior Administrative Assistant

Healthy Students Learn Better and are more successful in school! The goal of the Orange County Department of Education (OCDE) is for all students to succeed. The Orange County Department of Education (OCDE) recognizes the importance of health and its relationship to learning; the goal is that our students experience wellness and achieve their greatest potential.

Coordinated school health programs, which include nursing and health services, promote health and wellness. The Orange County Department of Education mission is to serve students, schools, parents, and the community to promote optimal health for our schools and community. The Orange County Department of Education provides the support our schools need to maintain a healthy environment that fosters learning.

The Orange County Department of Education provides countywide leadership in School Health and School Nursing services as well as consultation and direction for the implementation and development of coordinated school health programs.​