COVID Prevention Resources for Education and Child Care

Resource Purpose Updated
School Response Actions Flow charts that provide guidance to schools when responding to COVID-19. 9/3/2021
COVID-19 Disease Report Form Form utilized by schools and child care settings to report COVID cases to CCHD 8/20/2021
CDC Back to School Toolkit Tools for school district leaders, teachers, parent leaders, and school supporters that want to help increase confidence in and uptake of COVID-19 vaccines in their school communities, answer questions, and outline school guidance about COVID-19. 8/18/2021
In-School Testing: Project ACE-IT (CHOP PolicyLab) In-school testing program offered in partnership between the The PolicyLab at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the Chester County Health Department (CCHD). This is available to public and non-public schools through a Memorandum of Agreement with CCHD. Please see below for more information: 8/17/2021
Higher Education Recommendations Colleges, universities, etc. should refer to CDC’s Guidance for Institutions of Higher Education. 8/12/2021
After An Antigen Test Guidance Guidance for individuals following an antigen testing. 8/9/2021
Instrucciones Para Después de una Prueba de Antígenos Instrucciones para individuos después de recibir una prueba de antígenos. 8/9/2021
Sent Home Sick Guidance Guidance for individuals being sent home sick; includes next steps and information on best practices. 8/9/2021
Instrucciones Para Cuando es Enviado Enfermo al Hogar Instrucciones para individuos que son enviados enfermos al hogar; incluye los pasos a seguir e información acerca de las mejores prácticas. 8/9/2021
Close Contact Guidance Guidance for individuals identified as a COVID-19 close contact; includes next steps and information on best practices. 8/9/2021
Instrucciones Para Contacto Cercano Instrucciones para individuos identificados como contacto cercano del COVID-19; incluye los pasos a seguir e información acerca de las mejores prácticas. 8/9/2021
Community Notification Letter Letter template for schools to communicate to their communities about a potential COVID-19 exposure. 8/9/2021
Pre-K – 12th Grade Schools Recommendations Schools will decide upon the layered COVID-19 prevention strategies that will be in place for the school year. Please refer to PA Department of Health and the PA Department of Education for the current prevention strategies. Chester County Health Department will continue to monitor all COVID-19 activity and we will offer our soundest public health advice in supporting schools with the procedures and assistance needed to report, monitor and mitigate COVID-19, as is done with all infectious disease outbreaks. 7/30/2021
Early Care and Education/Child Care Program Recommendations Early Care and Education/Child Care Programs will decide upon the layered COVID-19 prevention strategies that will be in place for the facility. Please refer to CDC’s COVID-19 Guidance for Operating Early Care and Education/Child Care Programs for the current prevention strategies. Please also consult with the PA Department of Human Services. Chester County Health Department will continue to monitor all COVID-19 activity and we will offer our soundest public health advice in supporting facilities with the procedures and assistance needed to report, monitor and mitigate COVID-19, as is done with all infectious disease outbreaks. 7/30/2021
CCHD COVID-19 Badge