If families choose to form pods, they are accepting responsibility for doing so. Each group remains autonomous regarding decisions related to how their group will work and safety measures, including those related to COVID-19.

Families should also research federal, state and county regulations or consult with an attorney or both regarding the legality and procedures for hosting a pod, hiring teachers or caregivers, and entering into shared agreements with other families. This community effort to connect like-minded parents does not warrant anything about the specifics or the legality of pod creation.