Schools and Child Care Programs​

Schools and Child Care Programs​

Plan, Prepare, and Respond

Updated Apr. 5, 2021
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School and Program Administrators

Operational Strategy for Reopening Schools

When and Under What Conditions

Considerations for returning to in-person learning

K-12 Operational Strategy

Implementing Prevention Strategies

To prevent and reduce the spread of COVID-19

K-12 Schools Child Care Programs

School and Childcare Staff Are Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccination

March was National School and Childcare Staff COVID-19 Vaccination Month. Although this special month has passed, US teachers, school staff, and childcare workers in pre-K-12 schools and childcare programs remain eligible for COVID-19 vaccination.

Teacher & Staff Vaccination Vaccine Toolkits #SleeveUpforSchools

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For Teaching Staff

Resources for in-person learning, including classroom layouts, planning checklists, and more

Resources for Teachers
For Teachers and Staff
For Administrators
For Everyone

Guidance for Childcare Centers
For administrators, teachers and parents

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For Parents

Deciding Between In-Person and Virtual: Making decisions that are right for your family

Family Checklists for School: Planning for in-person, virtual, or at-home learning

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COVID-19 Vaccines

Protect and prepare your community. Get a COVID-19 vaccine when it is offered to you.

Vaccination for Communities
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Science Brief

Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 within schools can be limited with strict implementation of layered mitigation strategies, including universal and correct use of masks and physical distancing.

Scientific Brief: Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in K-12 schools

Printable Posters and Graphics
What To Do If A Child Becomes Sick Or Receives A New COVID-19 Diagnosis At Your Child Care Programpdf icon
What To Do If A Child Becomes Sick Or Receives A New COVID-19 Diagnosis At Your Child Care Program

What To Do If A Child Becomes Sick Or Receives A New COVID-19 Diagnosis At Your Family Child Care Homepdf icon
What To Do If A Child Becomes Sick Or Receives A New COVID-19 Diagnosis At Your Family Child Care Home

What To Do If A Student Becomes Sick Or Reports A New COVID-19 Diagnosis At Schoolpdf icon
What To Do If A Student Becomes Sick Or Reports A New COVID-19 Diagnosis At School

Quick Guide: Help Protect Your Family Child Care Home From COVID-19pdf icon
Quick Guide: Help Protect Your Family Child Care Home From COVID-19

Quick Guide: Help Protect Your Child Care Center From COVID-19pdf icon
Quick Guide: Help Protect Your Child Care Center From COVID-19

Child Care Program Symptoms Screening Flowchartpdf icon
Childcare Program Symptoms Screening Flowchart

Parents Quick Guide Symptoms of COVID-19 at Child Carepdf icon
Parents Quick Guide Symptoms of COVID-19 at Child Care

A Child in My Classroom is Showing Signs of COVID-19: What Do I Do? Quick Guide for Child Care Providers pdfpdf icon
Child Care Providers Quick Guide Symptoms of COVID-19 at Child Care

A student is showing signs of covid-19 in my classroom: what do I do?pdf icon
A Student is Showing Signs of COVID-19 in My Classroom: What Do I Do?

Quick Guide for Teachers

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A Student is Showing Signs of COVID-19 and Needs to be Isolated: What Do I Do?

Quick Guide for School Nurses or School COVID-19 POC(s)

Stop the spread of germs that can make you and others sick!pdf icon
Stop the Spread (Poster)

Preventative actions to help protect yourself and others.

Hands that look clean can still have icky germs! wash get soap Washpdf icon
Wash Your Hands (Poster)

Help children learn how to wash their hands.

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Germs Are All Around You (Poster)

Stay healthy. Wash your hands.

Handwashing is your superpower!pdf icon
Handwashing Is Your Superpower (Poster)

Fight off Germs. Wash your hands.

Cover coughs and sneezes stop the spread of germs that can make others sick!pdf icon
Cover Coughs and Sneezes (Poster)

Educate children on how to stop the spread of germs.

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Did You Wash Your Hands? (Poster)

Help students do their part by washing their hands often.

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Don’t Let Your Germs Go For A Ride (Poster)

Remind students to cover their coughs and sneezes.

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Keep Space Between You And Others (Poster)

Encourage students to keep 6 feet of space when possible.

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Class Rules for COVID-19 (Poster)

Encourage students to follow these rules to stay safe and protect others.

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Don’t Feel Well? (Poster)

Encourage students to tell a teacher if they feel sick.