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COVID-19 Door Signs

June 23, 2020

The door signs have been updated as of June 16 and are available in English and Spanish. Please ensure that the most updated sign is posted at the entrance of the child care facility.

 

Recent COVID-19 Updates

April 14, 2020

Now available are recorded COVID-19 webinars held by DCDEE for child care providers during the week of March 29, 2020. The webinars included discussions on Emergency Child Care Provider Application, available financial assistance information and health, safety and screening guidelines.

Learn more.

The information below includes other information topics and recent updates.

Child Care Access & Financial Assistance Available for Essential Workers

We have two resources for essential workers (as defined in Executive Order 121) who are in need of emergency child care.

  1. We partnered with the NC Child Care Resource & Referral network to launch a hotline, 1-888-600-1685, to connect families with child care programs that have agreed to meet updated health, safety and operational guidelines.
  2. For those essential workers who need it, financial assistance for emergency child care is available.

Learn more.

Child Care Payment Policies Released

On Friday, April 3, DCDEE released COVID-19 Child Care Payment Policies, which provides detailed information about policy changes that apply to licensed or regulated child care facilities.

Learn more.

COVID-19 Dashboard Updated

Data on  COVID-19 can be found on the Dashboard. In addition to information on number of laboratory-confirmed cases, hospitalizations and deaths, there is  demographic information and data about outbreaks in congregate settings.

COVID-19 Dashboard

New Video on Reducing Anxiety and Stress

Dr. Carrie Brown, NC DHHS Chief Medical Officer of Behavioral Health and IDD, has a new video on ways to manage stress and anxiety during COVID-19 social distancing, quarantine and isolation.

Video with Dr. Brown

 

 

Daily Health Check Record

March 31, 2020

To assist child care facilities in keeping track of Daily Health Checks, we have created a Daily Health Check record that is now available for download.

Print and download the Daily Health Check Poster in English and Spanish

For more information about limiting the spread of COVID-19, read about:

COVID-19 informational webinars for child care providers being offered by NC DHHS

March 30, 2020

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services are offering informative webinars on the response to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

The Department of Health and Human Services leadership will deliver a presentation to equip child care providers with what they need to know and do NOW and provide guidance about what to expect as the situation progresses. Topics will include:

  • Current status of the COVID-19 crisis in North Carolina
  • COVID-19 Emergency Child Care Provider Application
  • Financial Assistance for Providers
  • Financial Assistance for Parents
  • Resources available

Following the presentation, NC DHHS leadership will lead a moderated Q&A session.

There will be four different opportunities for child care providers to participate in the webinar. Please choose the time that works best for you.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 – 11:00 am-12:30 pm
Attendee Link: https://cisco.webex.com/cisco/onstage/g.php?MTID=e488e912d05a555da3c329bfe944c5106
Password – covid19

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 – 1:00-2:30 pm
Attendee Link: https://cisco.webex.com/cisco/onstage/g.php?MTID=e761628ddd93b2612789ad82661e7946a
Password – covid19

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 – 3:00-4:30 pm
Attendee Link: https://cisco.webex.com/cisco/onstage/g.php?MTID=e644cd1debe269c018cd0c95a1b8c608e
Password – covid19

For best results, it is recommended that each attendee join the meeting by computer, laptop, or tablet.

Updated guidance from CDC on cleaning and disinfecting

March 29, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control has updated their guidance for cleaning and disinfecting schools, child care and other community facilities on March 26th. The new guidance covers:

  • Updated guidance for cleaning and disinfection of soft (porous) surfaces
  • Updated links to EPA-registered disinfectant list
  • Added guidance for disinfection of electronics
  • Updated core disinfection/cleaning guidance

Please visit the CDC website to read more and also see our post from March 25th for links to North Carolina specific guidance.

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