K-12 Schools & Daycares
- Guidance for COVID-19 Prevention in K-12 Schools (CDC)
- Considerations for Case Investigation and Contact Tracing in K-12 Schools and Institutions of Higher Education (CDC)
- Information on COVID-19 (WI DPI)
- PPE Considerations for Schools (WI DPI)
- Guidance for Direct Service Providers (CDC)
- Guidance for Operating Early Care and Education/Child Care Programs (CDC)
- COVID-19 Childcare Information for Providers and Educators (WI DCF)
State of Wisconsin Orders and FAQs
On July 30, Governor Tony Evers issued Executive Order 82, declaring a public health emergency, and corresponding Emergency Order 1, regarding face coverings in certain situations for people over the age of 5. The mask order is effective Saturday, August 1, 2020. Face coverings are required to be worn whenever you are indoors or in an enclosed space, other than a private residence, and other people are present in the same room or space.
On March 18th, Governor Evers and Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm ordered new restrictions on the size of child care settings. Under the order, child care settings may not operate with more than 10 staff present at a time and may not operate with more than 50 children present at a time. These restrictions go into effect at 8am on Thursday, March 19th.
On March 13, 2020, Gov. Evers directed all K-12 schools throughout the state of Wisconsin, both public and private, to close starting at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18.
Childcare for Essential Workers
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Children and Famlies and its partners want to help Wisconsin essential workers fill their urgent child care needs so that they can continue to serve our communities. If you are an essential worker in need of child care, please fill out the following form and DCF or one of its partners will contact you to help you find child care near your home or work. And thank you for your service!