Information for Schools

Interim Guidance for Administrators of K-12 Schools and Childcare Programs - Plan, Prepare, and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

  • Schools, working together with local health departments, have an important role in slowing the spread of diseases and protecting vulnerable students and staff, to help ensure students have safe and healthy learning environments.
  • Guidance for childcare programs and schools is organized into three categories based on the level of community transmission: 1) when there is no community transmission (preparedness phase); 2) when there is minimal to moderate community transmission; and 3) when there is substantial community transmission.
  • Guidance is also provided for when a confirmed case has entered a school, regardless of the level of community transmission.
  • All decisions about implementing school-based strategies (e.g., dismissals, event cancellations, other social distancing measures) should be made locally, in collaboration with local health officials who can help determine the level of transmission in the community. Information about level of transmission is available in CDC’s framework for mitigation.

CLICK HERE to View CDC's Guidance for Schools, Workplaces & Community Locations


Agency News

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

With the ongoing coverage of the 2019 novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency's Public Health Branch is providing helpful reminders on steps to prevent illness.

Wash Your Hands Often to Stay Healthy

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Handwashing is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family from getting sick. Learn when and how you should wash your hands to stay healthy.

COVID-19 Printable Resources

COVID-19 Printable Resources

Printable resources are available as educational pieces can assist those who are at home, on the job, or for the general public to answer questions. These pieces are available in English and Spanish.