Vaccine and Mask Requirements to Mitigate the Spread of COVID-19 in Head Start Programs

Requiring all Head Start staff, some contractors, and volunteers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and universal masking for all individuals 2 years of age and older is critical as we work together to move toward fully in-person comprehensive services by providing healthy and safe environments for everyone. Explore how the requirements announced in the Interim Final Rule with Comment Period (IFC) will help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Check out the FAQs to learn more about mask and vaccine requirement for Head Start programs.