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K-12 Schools and Child Care Programs

VDH is committed to the health and safety of students, teachers, and staff in K-12 schools and child care programs. This page contains guidance on COVID-19 as well as other resources for school and child care officials, parents and guardians, and the entire school and child care community.

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Vaccination Information

COVID-19 vaccines are now available to children aged 6 months and older.

Resources for Parents

VDH in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Education has prepared helpful resources to keep children healthy this school year, including information on COVID-19, immunizations, child well visits, routine oral health, and mental health resources.

We have also shared a number of resources from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), including their website for parents, healthychildren.org [Español ].

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What to do if your child is ill or exposed?

Flowchart for K-12 and Child Care Parents for what to do if your child is ill or exposed.

(PDF UPDATED 7/8/22)(2 pp, 532KB) – Updated Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Tagalog, Spanish (7/19/22)

Resources for Schools and Child Care Programs

For School and Child Care Administrators

For School and Child Care Program Facilities

For School and Child Care Nurses

For Teachers

For School-Age Vaccination Clinics

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