COVID-19 School Signs

Schools opening their doors across the United States are now challenged to better protect the health and safety of their students and visitors during the post COVID-19 outbreak by communicating social distancing mandates and COVID-19 safety policies as outlined by the CDC.

eSigns has researched CDC COVID-19 Signage Suggestions and has prepared a collections of sign and banner designs to assist schools, universities and educational institutions in creating a variety of highly targeted custom signage related to social distancing, sanitizing protocols and preventative germ spreading measures to ensure the policies that protect the health and safety of its students, staff and visitors is adhered to and maintained.

COVID-19 Signs For Pre-School & Kindergarten Students

For Pre-School & Kindergarten Students

A collection of signs designed to communicate social distancing and infection prevention and control guidelines to small pre-schoolers and Kindergarten students through pictures and symbols.

COVID-19 Signs For Elementary School Students

For Elementary School Students

Designed for elementary students from grades 1-5, this collection of COVID-19 signage uses easy to understand pictures and wording to communicate preventative & social distance measures.

COVID-19 Signs For Junior-High and High School Students

For Junior High and Highschool Students

Choose from a variety of teenage inspired print sign and banner designs to communicate social distancing and infection spreading prevention measures to Junior High and High School Students.

COVID-19 Signs For University College Students

For University College Students

Signs specifically tailored to cater to college students on campus that need to be aware of university policies in place to maintain social distancing and the spread of Coronavirus.

Maintaining the health and safety of students involves educating students around good social hygiene practices while attending class, reminding students, staff, and visitors of social distancing policies, and educating students of mask wearing policies and traffic flow measures your school has adopted. From K-5 schools to high schools & universities, signage and banners using the following designs strategically placed in hallways, classrooms, libraries and school auditoriums is a crucial step in helping to prevent the spread of COVID-19 during the 2020 school year.

COVID-19 Signs for School Cafeterias, Lavatories, & To Welcome Students Returning To Class


Schools can also use these COVID-19 Safety Sign Designs to help communicate seating restrictions, directional traffic flow, and keeping distance while walking in hallways and waiting in lines.


Apply floor graphics that communicate one way directional traffic in school hallways to keep students in single file and prevent students from passing one another.

COVID-19 Social Distance Seating Signs

Signs that communicate students should keep their distance by skipping a seat between one another are great for mandating seating arrangements in school libraries, auditoriums, assembly halls and more.

No Drinking From Public Water Fountain Signs

Water fountains are often found in hallways and outdoor locations within schools and universities and are one of the more highly prone spots for spreading viruses. These do not drink water signs placed in front of school water fountains are a perfect way deter students from drinking and potentially spreading COVID-19.

Face Mask Required Signs

CDC guidelines for schools opening to students for in class learning are asking schools to require students wear face masks while entering the classroom. These additonal face mask required sign designs are effective notices to inform junior high school through college level students to wear face masks while attending class.

The eSigns design tool will continuously store the banner designs you are working on in your account prior to printing and after you have ordered. We will keep your custom design in our system unless you delete it. You can alter your designs for future events and any new signs or banners you may want to create.

As schools welcome back students during the post COVID-19 pandemic, the CDC is recommending school administrators engage in specific practices to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

In most of the CDC recommendations, the posting of signs is one of the more effective solutions school administrators can use to deploy a sound COVID-19 preventative plan, so we have included strategic sign design and placement suggestions next to each of the CDC's recommendations to assist school administrators with their COVID-19 preventative planning measures.

1.) Encourage everyone in the school and the community to practice preventive behaviors.

2.) Implement multiple SARS-CoV-2 mitigation strategies (e.g., social distancing, cloth face coverings, hand hygiene, and use of cohorting).

3.) Communicate, educate, and reinforce appropriate hygiene and social distancing practices in ways that are developmentally appropriate for students, teachers, and staff.

4.) Maintain healthy environments (e.g., cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces).

In all four of these CDC recommendations, using signage is an excellent way to keep the preventative planning measures school administrators plan to deploy in the forefront of students, staff, faculty and school visitors.

It is always a good idea to strategically place a variety of different signage in multiple heavily trafficked locations of the school for maximum exposure. From wall mounted rigid signs hanging on doors and along walls to large format vinyl banners that can be hung from ceilings across hallways, using a variety of signs in conjunction with banners that contain similar announcements and notices will help sustain a more indelible message in the student body.

5.) Develop a proactive plan for when a student or staff member tests positive for COVID-19.

6.) Educate parents and caregivers on the importance of monitoring for and responding to the symptoms of COVID-19 at home.

For these last two CDC recommendations, signs are an excellent way to educate students and parents of what to do should they show symptoms of or test positive for COVID-19. Using signage for these purposes is also effective in reminding parents and students to occasionally get tested for COVID-19 as a responsible measure to ensure students and staff are not unknowingly spreading the Coronavirus.

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