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Keep in-person learning safe 

Resources, FAQs and tips to help everyone stay healthy and safe at school.

COVID-19 guidance for schools 

With students, faculty and staff in the classroom, make sure you have the resources you need for a successful school year. 

Here you’ll find frequently asked questions (FAQs) and other resources you can reference anytime. Bookmark this page and check back for the latest updates.

Click the below links for additional resources, FAQs and information:

Tips for parents

Downloadable resources

Read our FAQs

Additional resources

Keep your child's health on track with well-visits and up-to-date vaccines

Kids’ health and other tips for parents

These health and wellness tips from our pediatricians can help you navigate parenthood:

Downloadable resources

The below resources are available to download and share on your social media channels or print to hang in your buildings. You can also visit our health and wellness blog for the latest on COVID-19.

For school administrators:

For elementary school students:

CHIP - Child Health Insurance Plan

Información en español:

Frequently asked questions

Q. How can I protect myself, colleagues, students and their families from COVID-19 and help prevent the spread?

A: The best ways to slow the spread of COVID are to:  

  • Get the COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Wear a mask to protect yourself and others, especially in indoor public places.
  • Practice physical distancing. Don’t shake hands, avoid crowds and stay at least 6 feet away from others, especially if you aren’t vaccinated.
  • Wash your hands frequently, especially after coughing, sneezing and visiting public areas. Alcohol-based sanitizers and wipes with at least 60% alcohol are also good options for hand hygiene.
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze.
  • Avoid touching your face, especially your mouth, nose and eyes.
  • Keep surfaces clean at your home, workplace and school.

Most importantly, if you’re feeling sick or showing signs of an illness, be very cautious about going into public spaces. It’s best to stay home and isolate yourself from others.

Q: What are the guidelines for cleaning the school?

Q: Can a face shield be worn instead of a mask?

A: A face shield isn’t a replacement for a mask. However, face shields do provide some protection if you can’t wear a mask — for example, when talking to people who are deaf or hearing-impaired. When you can’t wear a mask, be sure to maintain physical distance.
Q: Are there medical risks or concerns with prolonged mask wearing?

A: Masks can be worn safely by most people with no risks. Some exceptions include:

  • Children under 2 years of age
  • A person with a disability who cannot wear a mask, or cannot safely wear a mask, for reasons related to the disability 

If you have any concerns about wearing a mask, talk with your healthcare provider.

Q: Where can I learn how many cases are in my area?

A: Here’s where you can view COVID-19 cases: