COVID Resources for Child Care

New CDC COVID-19 Resources for Child Care: 

For Child Care Centers 

For Family Child Care Homes 

For Parents, Guardians, and Caregivers 

CDC is also releasing new Toolkits for Child Care Programs. These resources provide information to help child care professionals protect children, their families, and staff and slow the spread of COVID-19 and keep children healthy.

Guidance for Operating Child Care Programs during COVID-19 includes–

  • Recommendations for consistent implementation of a combination of strategies to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in child care programs, including staying home when sickwearing a mask that cover covers the mouth and nose, physical distancing, avoiding poorly ventilated indoor spaces, frequent handwashingcohorting, and regular and consistent cleaning and disinfecting,
  • Updated language regarding vaccinations for child care staff
  • Additional guidance on recognizing signs and symptoms of COVID-19 in children
  • Updated considerations to support children with special health care needs and disabilities, as well as people at higher risk of severe illness from COVID
  • Updated guidance on food service and use of outdoor playgrounds and play spaces

These CDC resources update the existing guidance and align with CDC’s Operational Strategy for K-12 Schools through Phased Mitigation. The guidance and toolkits are intended for all types of child care programs, including child care centers, family child care homes, and other child care programs. We hope you find these resources useful.

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