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Webinar Archive: “COVID-19 in NC and the ChildCareStrongNC Public Health Toolkit: What You Need to Know Now”

March 22, 2022

Great news!! If you missed it, the webinar archive of the “COVID-19 in NC and the ChildCareStrongNC Public Health Toolkit: What You Need to Know Now” that was offered on March 17, 2022, is now available. The webinar, sponsored by the Division of Child Development and Early Education in collaboration with the Division of Child and Family Well-Being and the North Carolina Child Care Health & Safety Resource Center, highlighted the many recent changes to the Department of Health and Human Services’ COVID-19 guidance. The presentation slides and other resources that were shared during the webinar are also available. We encourage you to watch and share with early educators.

 

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COVID-19 Vaccine

March 3, 2021

NC Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has a new “Essential Workers – You Have A Spot, Take Your Shot”  video available in English and English with Spanish Closed Captioning. You are encouraged to take a moment to watch and hear these essential workers, including an early educator, share their heart and their why for getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

 

 

COVID-19 Vaccinations Begin for Group 3 Today (2/24/21) in NC

February 24, 2021

North Carolina will begin Group 3 vaccinations beginning today (2/24/21). Child care providers and Pre-K – 12 schools are included in Group 3. COVID-19 vaccine supplies are limited, and Group 3 is a large population. The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is working with its partners to support child care providers in accessing vaccines. Child care providers may visit the Division of Child Development and Early Education (DCDEE) website for more information.

COVID-19 Variant B.1.351 Identified in NC

February 12, 2021

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) has now reported the first identification of the COVID-19 variant B.1.351 in the state of North Carolina. For important information on the B.1.351 variant, the COVID-19 vaccine,  and additional state recommendations to improve mask wearing based on guidance from the CDC, visit the NC DHHS website.

 

 

 

New COVID-19 Resources Page

February 5, 2021

We now have a new COVID-19 Resources page on our website. Here, helpful resources including the Guidance for Families can be found in both English and Spanish.

Do you as an early educator or family member continue to have questions about face covering use in child care or know someone who does? The Face Covering Use in Child Care document has been updated recently and is a great resource to help with answering some of those questions.

COVID-19 VACCINE UPDATE

January 29, 2021

A COVID-19 Vaccine Update with answers to vaccine questions that early educators and families may find helpful has been posted on the NC Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) website.  For the latest updates on the COVID-19 vaccine and the state’s vaccine plan, visit the NC DHHS website.

Slow the Spread, Get Behind the Mask

October 30, 2020

DHHS has new “Slow the Spread, Get Behind the Mask”  videos available in English and Spanish to help increase understanding of when a cloth face covering or mask is needed. Whatever your reason, get behind the mask.

 

 

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