Here's what you need to know....


  1. Effective Immediately upon publication of the Interim Final Rule (November 30, 2021) masks will be required for all individuals two years of age and older, with some exceptions.  Vaccine requirements by January 31, 2022.  January 3: First-dose deadline (Moderna COVID-19 vaccine); January 10: First-dose deadline (Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine); January 31: Second-dose deadline (Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech); January 31: First (only)- dose deadline (Johnson & Johnson). 

    New Standards for Vaccination and Masking to Reduce Transmission of COVID-19

    Expected Requirements for COVID-19
    Vaccination and Masking: A Letter from the Director,

  2. Prioritizing Staff Wellness in Unprecedented Times webinar, December 2 @ 3:30 p.m. ET. Join this Head Start Forward webinar to discuss strategies to support staff well-being while facing new and changing challenges in program operations.

  3. Join Rapid Response Virtual Home Visiting for their upcoming webinar Using Protective Factors to Navigate Home Visiting Relationships on Wednesday, December 2 @ 3:00 p.m. ET. Learn how to utilize the Protective Factor Framework to support working relationships with providers and ways supervisors can nurture working relationships and strategies for strengthening staff relational health.

Please visit our COVID-19 Resource page, which is updated regularly, and the FHSA events list for more information. If there is something else you need guidance on, let us know - we will continue to work with state agencies and partners to answer your questions. 



Wanda Minick 
Executive Director 


Florida Head Start Association

111 N. Gadsden Street, Suite 200
Tallahassee, FL 32301

Phone Number: (850) 694-6477

Email Address: [email protected] 

Connect with Us: