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

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