COVID Resources for K-12 Schools, Early Care and Education/Child Care Programs 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides guidance and tools to support K-12 Schools and Early Care and Education (ECE) centers in creating safe and healthy learning environments. The Operational Guidance for K-12 Schools and Early Care and Education Programs to Support Safe In-Person Learning provides layered prevention strategies for preventing the spread of infectious diseases. The COVID-19 Community Levels serve as an input to decisions about layering and associated prevention strategies for consideration

Schools and ECE centers are encouraged to update their overall health and safety plans to include COVID-19 as a communicable disease. 

It is the responsibility of schools and ECE centers to integrate COVID-19 and CDC’s guidance into their normal every day policy for communicable diseases per 28 Pa. Code § 27 and other relevant Pennsylvania Department of Health requirements. 

All questions and comments regarding current COVID-19 and other infection prevention practices should be communicated directly to the school or ECE center. Permission from the Chester County Health Department on updates to communicable disease protocols is not required.

Isolation and Precautions for People with COVID-19