Child Care, Camps, and School Resources


Officials and parents should stay up-to-date on local guidance, school closure information, and resources for students and staff by visiting the Arizona Department of Education webpage

Childcare Centers

A key component of protecting staff and children if your facility is open is the early identification and separation of anyone who may be sick. Childcare Centers should:

  • Immediately separate and send home any child or staff who are ill - especially with acute respiratory symptoms (not allergies or chronic conditions).
  • Implement their pandemic influenza plan.
  • Children and staff who are ill, especially with acute respiratory symptoms (not allergies or chronic conditions), should stay home. 
  • Review sick policies for staff to ensure staff can stay home when ill. 
  • All employees and attendees who have a fever (100.4° F [37.8° C] or greater), cough, runny nose, shortness of breath, or other respiratory symptoms should stay home and not return until they are free of fever and other respiratory symptoms for at least 72 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medication). Chronic medical conditions like allergies or controlled asthma do not require exclusion from childcare. This recommendation applies regardless of whether the individual has been tested for COVID-19 or not, and is advised to reduce overall risk of transmission of flu-like illness.
  • Ensure prescribed cleaning is happening at school facilities (routine disinfectants are appropriate).
  • Enhance cleaning of high touch surfaces like door knobs, toilet handles, and sink handles.
  • Ensure that soap and paper towels, hand sanitizer, and tissues are widely available.
  • Remind students to cover their coughs/sneezes with a tissue or their elbow.

Youth Programs and Camps

Considerations and Safeguards for Opening Camps

CDC Guidance and Principals
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