Information for Schools and Childcare

Información para escuelas y atención infantil


Helping Children Cope:

Take time to talk

Let them know they are safe

Limit media exposure

Help maintain structure & routines

Be a role model: rest, eat well & exercise

Contra Costa Health Services works closely with the Contra Costa County Office of Education and CocoKids on issues related to COVID-19 for schools and childcare facilities. Guidance regarding school and childcare closures, reopening, etc. is developed in close consultation with these agencies, and based on health guidance from the California Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We encourage you to please look through the guidance provided on this page before contacting CCHS.


Contra Costa County follows the state of California’s guidance for K-12 schools (updated July 12, 2021). Some of the key aspects of the state guidance for schools includes:

This guidance is effective immediately for any K-12 schools starting their 2021-2022 academic year. However, summer school programs should continue to follow the 2020-2021 K-12 guidance.

For resources for colleges and universities, click here.

Additional Resources​




Atención infantil

Every child care program is expected to continue to minimize the spread of COVID-19 and to ensure the safety of children, providers, and families. All providers should apply new and updated policies and requirements that address the need for continued infection control and should update their emergency preparedness plan. Click here to review the State Guidance for Child Care Providers and Programs.

Day camps and other supervised youth activities may post the checklist for day camps and other supervised youth activities in the facility.

The guidance for overnight camps remains in effect through September 2021 unless otherwise indicated by CDPH.



State (Estado)

Centers for Disease Control​ and Prevention (Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades)


Youth Sports

Deportes juveniles

There are no longer any testing requirements for youth sports but individuals should continue to wear a mask indoors in public settings. Additional Youth Sports guidance may be provided by the California Department of Public Health, pending operational guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). For more information, visit the state’s schools hub.


Outdoor Playgrounds 

Haga clic para ver información sobre los patios de juego al aire libre

To keep our outdoor playgrounds open and safe for all, please follow these simple steps:

  • If you aren't vaccinated, wear a face covering and maintain at least 6 feet of distance from other visitors

  • Wash or sanitize your hands

  • Eat or drink away from others

  • Visit during less busy times

  • Limit your visit to 30 minutes to reduce crowding

  • Stay home if you’re sick or have underlying health or medical conditions


Click here to download a PDF with safety tips.

All playground facilities operators should review and follow the State's safety guidelines as well as post this flyer at all outdoor playgrounds.

Health Tools & Materials

Herramientas y materiales de Salud