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The NJ Department of Children and Families is continuing to monitor the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus and its impact on children, families, our staff and our partner providers, throughout the state. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and NJ Department of Health are providing ongoing guidance and direction regarding necessary precautions and action plans. The experts agree that Coronavirus prevention strategies are similar to what we do to prevent the flu:

  • Wash your hands in soap and water, regularly
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your elbow
  • Avoid touching your face, mouth and eyes
  • If you are feeling unwell, stay home and rest

NJ COVID-19 Information Hub 

COVID-19 Resources for Licensed Childcare  

NEW: NJ Department of Health COVID-19 Guidance for Reopening Childcare - January 4, 2021

Frequently Asked Questions during the Public Health Emergency - December 21, 2020

General Accommodation Program Supervision Childcare Center - Frequently Asked Questions

Child Care - Notice of Rule Waiver  

Office of Licensing Daily Log of Attendance and Health Screenings  

NJ Department of Health Executive Directive on COVID-19 Childcare Standards - September 18

Cloth Face Covering Instructions 

Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting  

Safe and Healthy Diapering Procedures 

COVID-19 Licensed Childcare Guidance (3-16-20)     

COVID-19 Update to Licensed Childcare Guidance (3-17-20)    

COVID-19 DCF Rule Waiver Modification or Suspension (3-9-20)     

COVID-19 General Resources

Notification Protocol for Close or Casual Contact of a Confirmed or Suspected Case of COVID-19  

What To Expect When Entering a DCF Building 

Toll Free Hotlines/Helplines You May Need During COVID-19, Spanish, Korean    

Department of Labor - Benefits and the Coronavirus (COVID-19): What Employees Should Know 

Coronavirus Rumor Control 

COVID-19 Publications

Visit our COVID-19 publications page to download available material for sharing and distribution.