DCDEE Memo: January 19, 2021 COVID-19 Guidance for Families with Children in Child Care

As North Carolina continues to experience high numbers of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, deaths, and the percent of tests that are positive, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) is employing an "all hands on deck" approach to combatting this disease.  This includes the development of resources to assist child care providers, as well as the children and families served by the child care community.  
 
The North Carolina Child Care Health and Safety Resource Center developed the Guidance for Families with Children in Child Care, a  COVID-19 guidance document for families (also available in Spanish).  It is based on the ChildCareStrongNC Public Health Toolkit and provides key information for families in an easy to read and follow format.  Topics covered include:
  • Symptoms of COVID-19 
  • Daily Health Screening and Exclusion for COVID-19
  • Keeping Children Safe in Child Care, Expectations of Families
  • What to Do/Expect if my Child is Excluded from Child Care? 
  • Returning to Child Care After Isolation
  • Going Back Earlier
  • Types of Tests
  • Returning to Child Care After Quarantine
  • Children at Higher Risk 
  • Staying Safe at Home
Please help NCDHHS by sharing this resource with your staff and families.