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  • COVID-19 Info for Schools and Childcare

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

    See our websiteWashington State Department of Health (DOH) 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 info on our COVID-19 vaccine page. Also available in SpanishKoreanVietnameseTagalogRussian and Simplified Chinese.

      Our data dashboard shows how many people who live or work in Pierce County got vaccine.

      Communications with schools


      Helpful tools for childcare

      Clean and Disinfect

      Clean and disinfect infographic

      Helpful tools for schools

      Model and encourage healthy habits.

      Take these steps to stay well.

      • Wash your hands often with soap and water and for at least 20 seconds, or use hand sanitizer.
      • 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.

      Support our students’ mental health. 

      In 2018, 27% of Pierce County 10th graders said they had thought about suicide and 66% reported they felt anxious or nervous in the past two weeks.  The pandemic made things worse. Now, 58% of 10th graders report feeling sad or depressed on most days.

      You can help! Check out available resources on our youth mental health page. 

      Emergency operations plan.

      Make sure your plan includes information about COVID-19. 

      Turn to your local school district for updates.