COVID-19 guidance for operating early care and education/child care programs
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COVID-19 guidance for operating early care and education/child care programs

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      Updated Jan. 28, 2022

      This updated version of COVID-19 guidance for Early Care and Education (ECE) programs, including child care centers, home-based programs and family child care, Head Start, and other pre-kindergarten programs, outlines strategies for ECE programs to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and maintain safe operations. While fewer children have been sick with COVID-19 compared with adults during the pandemic, children can get sick with COVID-19 and can spread the virus to others. CDC’s science brief on transmission in schools and ECE programs includes information on scientific evidence on the spread of the virus among children and in school and ECE settings.

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      Introduction -- Section 1: Prevention Strategies to Reduce Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in ECE Programs -- Section 2: Additional Considerations for ECE Programs -- Section 3: ECE Staff and Other Workers -- Section 4: Planning and Preparing.
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