- Austin Public Health Recommendations for Youth & Summer Camp Programs - Updated May 5, 2021
- APH Quarantine and Isolation Guidance for Child Care Programs – Updated March 29, 2022
- How Long to Quarantine: Information for Child Care & Pre-K – 12th Grade Schools – Updated January 25, 2022
- Austin Public Health COVID-19 Recommendations for Child Care Programs - Updated March 29, 2022
- Flow Charts with COVID-19 Testing Guidance for Schools and Child Care - Updated March 1, 2022
Child care programs are also urged to follow guidance and implement tools from the Centers of Disease Control (CDC):
- COVID-19 Guidance for Operating Early Care and Education/Child Care Programs, which includes guidance on:
- COVID-19 Child Care Symptom Screening Flowchart
También se urge a los programas de cuidado infantil a seguir la guía de los CDC y usar las herramientas de los CDC diseñadas para los programas de cuidado infantil:
- Guía para las operaciones de programas de educación inicial y cuidados infantiles durante el COVID-19
- Diagrama de evaluación de síntomas del COVID-19 en programas de cuidados infantiles
- Ventilación en escuelas y programas de cuidados infantiles
Additional Resources for Child Care Programs
COVID-19 Flier for Families – Posted April 14, 2022
APH encourages child care providers to distribute the “COVID-19 Recommendations for Families with Children in Child Care & Camps” flier to families. The flier is intended to communicate to families the latest COVID-19 recommendations for child care programs, including guidance on masks, testing, and what to do if a child or staff member has COVID-like symptoms, tests positive for COVID-19, or is exposed to someone who has COVID-19.
If you are in need of supplies, complete this form. While the Austin-Travis County COVID-19 Child Care Task Force cannot guarantee that we can get you all the needed supplies, the City of Austin and Task Force partners will do all we can to try to help meet these needs.
Sample COVID-19 Notification Letter to Families
Submit a sample letter to inform families of COVID-19 cases in child care programs. This sample letter can be used by child care programs to notify all families when someone in the program has COVID-19. The letter informs each family whether their child is or is not a close contact of the person with COVID-19 and whether they need to quarantine.