Review CDC Monkeypox information for schools, early child care and ed programs

At this time, the risk of monkeypox to children and adolescents in the United States is low. However, this page answers frequently asked questions about monkeypox for administrators and staff of K-12 schools, early care and education (ECE) programs, camps, and other community settings serving children or adolescents (for example, sports leagues and after-school programs).

ECE programs may include center-based childcare, family childcare, Head Start, or other early learning, early intervention and preschool/pre-kindergarten programs delivered in schools, homes, or other community settings. This information may also be helpful to parents who have questions about monkeypox.

Institutions of higher education (IHE) can prepare by understanding the guidance on congregate settings and by being sure their student health center is aware of the guidance for healthcare professionals.

A general overview and further information on monkeypox can be found on the Monkeypox Frequently Asked Questions page. Signs and symptoms of monkeypox are also described.

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