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Communicable disease prevention and control

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Public Health – Seattle & King County has adopted the Washington State Dept. of Health schools and child care guidance. Please reference the following document: Requirements and Guidance to Mitigate COVID-19 Transmission in K-12 Schools, Child Care, Early Learning, Youth Development, and Day Camp Programs.

Washington Administrative Codes state that childcare and early learning programs must report Notifiable Conditions, which includes each positive case of COVID-19, within 24 hours to local public health. Visit the Public Health – Seattle & King County Schools and Child Care Programs webpage for instructions on reporting positive cases of COVID-19 by phone or online survey.

Use these letters to notify families about a possible exposure to an infectious disease. These fact sheets are for general information only to advise staff and families on how to limit the spread of the disease, what symptoms to look for, and whether a child should stay home from child care if affected.

Have staff and families contact their healthcare provider for more information. For King County residents without a medical provider or health insurance, Public Health's Access and Outreach program can be reached at 1-800-756-5437. Spanish interpretation is available.