Schools and Child Care Programs
Plan, Prepare, and Respond
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.
- Vaccines for Teachers and Staff
- Teachers and Staff
Resources for in-person learning, supporting students, self-care, and more
- Teachers and Staff Resuming In-Person Learning
Prepare yourself, your students, and classroom
- School Nurses and Healthcare Staff
Resources to support their new roles and responsibilities during COVID-19
- School Nutrition Resources
Prevention tools and information for meal prep and distribution
- Vaccine Toolkits for Schools and Childcare Settings
- K-12 Schools Evaluation
Monitor and evaluate your prevention and control strategies
- Case Investigation and Contact Tracing
Working with health departments
- K-12 Mitigation Toolkit pdf icon pdf icon[2 MB, 36 pages]
Planning for in-person operations
- School Walkthrough Guide pdf icon pdf icon[1 MB, 30 pages]
A 5-step walkthrough with health officals
Guidance for Childcare Centers
For administrators, teachers and parents
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.
Quick Guide for Teachers
Quick Guide for School Nurses or School COVID-19 POC(s)
Preventative actions to help protect yourself and others.
Help children learn how to wash their hands.
Stay healthy. Wash your hands.
Fight off Germs. Wash your hands.
Educate children on how to stop the spread of germs.
Help students do their part by washing their hands often.
Remind students to cover their coughs and sneezes.
Encourage students to keep 6 feet of space when possible.
Encourage students to follow these rules to stay safe and protect others.
Encourage students to tell a teacher if they feel sick.