This updated version of COVID-19 guidance for school administrators outlines strategies for K-12 schools to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and maintain safe operations.
This guidance emphasizes implementing layered prevention strategies (using multiple prevention strategies together) to protect students, teachers, staff, and other members of their households, and to support in-person learning. This guidance considers current scientific evidence and lessons learned from schools implementing COVID-19 prevention strategies.
[This CDC guidance is meant to supplement—not replace—any federal, state, local, territorial, or tribal health and safety laws, rules, and regulations with which schools must comply. The adoption and implementation of this guidance should be done in collaboration with regulatory agencies and state, local, territorial, and tribal public health departments, and in compliance with state and local policies and practices.]