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COVID-19 Guidance for Child Care Providers Now Available

Special Update: COVID-19 Guidance for Child Care Providers Now Available The Early Learning Division (ELD) released updated guidance for COVID-19 and child care settings to mirror the statewide requirements that were adjusted this spring. The April 2022 version of “Child Care COVID-19 Requirements and Recommendations” is now available on ELD’s “For Providers” webpage. Some of the key guidance changes include the following: Updated exclusion requirements and recommendations for child care Mask recommendations that encourage programs to support individual choice to wear a mask Updated recommendations for prevention strategies Who to notify if there’s a case of COVID-19 in a facility Many of these changes have already been in effect. A number of resource documents are also available such a “Respect my mask” sign for families, an updated exclusion chart, and masking handout. You can find these resources, along with Frequently Asked Questions on COVID-19 Isolation and Quarantine, on the ELD’s “For Providers” webpage.