COVID-19: Information For Schools

Make sure staff and families know where to find accurate information.

Point them to our websiteWashington State Department of Health and CDC.

Updated guidance:

Everyone 6 months or older is eligible to get vaccine.

People 6 months or older can get Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. People 12 years or older can get Novavax vaccine.

Find more information about COVID-19 vaccines at vaccines.gov.

Helpful tools for schools.

Model and encourage healthy habits.

We can all take these steps to safeguard our health.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water and for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces.
  • Stay at home and away from others if you are sick.
  • Get your COVID-19 vaccines and booster if you haven’t yet.

Help reduce anxiety about COVID-19.

Teach children how they can protect themselves against illness. Evidence suggests COVID-19 is generally mild in children. Those at risk for severe illness are over age 65, have health conditions or are pregnant.

Emergency operations plan.

Update your plan to include information about COVID-19. You don’t need to start from scratch—you can update your plan from 2009’s H1N1 pandemic.

These tools can help shape your plan.

Contact us

Contact Kitsap Public Health District at (360) 728-2235.