CDC updates COVID-19 guidance for special groups—K-12 schools, child care programs and higher education


CONTACT: Wes Stubblefield, M.D., (256) 340-2113

In response to the constantly evolving COVID-19 pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recently reviewed and revised guidance for specific groups after publishing guidance for the general population.

The K-12 school guidance was updated on January 13, 2022, and can be found at the following link: Alabama-specific updates are currently in progress and will be posted to the Alabama Department of Public Health’s website as they are available

Additionally, the Early Care and Education/Child Care Programs guidance was updated on January 28, 2022, and can be found at the following link:

Finally, the guidance for Institutions of Higher Education was updated on February 7, 2022, and can be found at the following link:

Those involved in decision-making in the situations for schools, child care and higher education are encouraged to view the resources linked above.



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