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Many King County facilities are closed to the public. Learn how to access services remotely or while practicing social distancing guidelines.  
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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

Updates as of 5/7/20:

  • Expanded list of COVID-19 symptoms
  • Symptom screening upon arrival for children and staff
  • Recommendation for children over 2 years of age and staff to wear non-medical face coverings, if feasible
  • Guidance for temporarily isolating individuals who become symptomatic while in care
  • Change from 7 to 10 days of isolation for individuals who are showing COVID-19 symptoms or are a confirmed case
  • Updated notification/reporting guidelines to PHSKC of suspected or confirmed cases (children and staff)
  • Guidance on option for child cares serving families in essential services to remain open during 14-day symptom watch

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The Best Starts for Kids blog is a great resource for COVID-19 tips and resources related to children and families.

Anti-stigma resources

Anti-stigma resources

Misinformation about coronavirus can create fear and hostility that hurts people and makes it harder to keep everyone healthy. We’re stronger as a community when we stand together against discrimination.

Take advantage of these resources to prevent, interrupt, and respond to stigma.