Schools, childcare, and youth programs during the COVID-19 pandemic

Follow this guidance to keep kids and staff safe.

What to do

For guidance on how to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in schools, childcare, and programs for children and youth, see the following:

School resources

Childcare resources


SFDPH no longer has separate local guidance for schools, childcare, and programs for children and youth.  Please refer to CDPH guidance for these settings.

Since new variants of COVID can spread more easily, SFDPH no longer tracks individual cases of COVID in schools. This is not an effective public health strategy.

The privacy and confidentiality of students and schools is important. SFDPH does not publicly share if there have been cases of COVID at a specific school site. SFDPH does not discuss cases with people who are not involved to ensure patient privacy and confidentiality.

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Technical assistance and guidance

Last updated July 1, 2022