While physical distancing among young children and staff who care for them is challenging, there are some actions that can limit the number of contacts between children and staff.
Child care facilities that closed during the Stay-Home Order that began on March 25, 2020 and are planning to reopen should develop operational plans to reduce the risk of COVID-19 for employees and children in their care. Child care facilities currently open should review their operational plans.
Child care should use this guidance PDF as they reopen or continue to operate. Plans do not need to be submitted for review or approval. However, plans must be in compliance with existing licensing requirements and available upon request. Daycare providers should provide information about their plans to families they serve.
Child Care Aware® of America is committed to providing news and the latest information to help prepare families, child care providers and policymakers as we closely monitor the situation around the Coronavirus(COVID-19) outbreak. To equip communities, CCAoA gathered resources to ensure the safety of all individuals. We are also interested in learning how Coronavirus has impacted your community. Your comments will help inform CCAoA and policymakers. (En español)