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You may find that there are differences in the guidance issued by local, state, and national entities. King County is currently more heavily impacted by COVID-19 than many other regions throughout the state. Public Health—Seattle & King County’s guidance reflects our commitment to protecting the health and safety of our residents in light of our unique local circumstances.

As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, the number of King County cases continues to increase. If you become aware of a COVID-19 case in a child, staff member, or volunteer at your facility, please notify Public Health:

  • Call the COVID-19 Call Center between 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. PST at 206-477-3977. Identify yourself as a child care provider. Interpreters are available.
  • OR complete a COVID-19 Intake Survey external link . Public Health will respond with an email or phone call.

Your partnership and many contributions to the COVID-19 response are enormously valued during this challenging time.

Guidance for Child Care Administrators (PDF) Updated April 29, 2021

Additional resources in multiple languages

PLEASE NOTE: These documents are subject to updates over time as necessary. To ensure you're accessing the latest versions, please use the Refresh or Reload menu item on your web browser or press the F5 key on your keyboard to refresh the links below.

Checklists for child care administrators (PDF)

Exposure notification

COVID-19 facts (PDF) Updated May 4, 2021

The COVID-19 situation is rapidly evolving and the virus continues to spread throughout King County. Administrators should prepare for the possibility of additional cases when the child care facility reopens.

These recommendations may be updated as the outbreak evolves. Public Health appreciates your patience and partnership as we respond to the daily challenges that COVID-19 presents. For frequent updates on this emerging situation, visit and subscribe to our blog, the Public Health Insider external link .