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Teachers, parents and caregivers have been resourceful, creative, and patient in supporting at-home learning. Child care and early learning centers have been critical in supporting workers on the front line of our COVID-19 response. We commend all their efforts! Please check this site for frequently updated guidance to keep children and young people safe in Child care settings and campus housing.


Currently all schools and higher education institutions in Washington State will be closed for in-person instruction through the end of this school year. Some school sites are operating "Grab and Go" student meal sites in King County.

Child care and early learning programs are open. They play a critical role in keeping emergency rooms operating, essential businesses functioning, and our children safe as some parents continue working. Our Child care providers are superheroes: From a parent in Public Health.

Report concerns about a case, cluster or outbreak in a schools and childcare setting.


Guidance documents

Prevent and prepare for COVID-19 in child care


Respond to suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 in child care

Additional resources


Signs to print and post to help establishments communicate with their customers and staff the steps they are taking to minimize the risk of COVID-19.

Posters for families and staff at childcare centers

While schools are closed in King County, many districts and higher education institutes are planning for summer learning/programs and the fall semester. Below are local, state, and national resources to support this planning process:

King County resources

Washington state resources

National resources

K-12 schools

Institutes of higher education

Resources for employers

Key takeaways for youth and summer camps
  • The types of camps and programs included in this guidance are allowed to operate during all phases of the Governor's Safe Start Plan.
  • Group sizes should total no more than 22 people. (Camps may operate with multiple groups so long as physical distancing can be maintained.)
  • Use of cloth face coverings by staff and children (possible exemptions are noted)
  • Physical distancing should be observed during camp activities and drop off/pick up.
  • Health screenings should be conducted upon arrival.
  • Sports-related activities must follow the Governor's Guidelines for Sporting Activities and CDC Guidance for Youth Sports

Public Health guidance for youth and summer camps

Additional implementation support