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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 Executive Directive on COVID-19 Childcare Standards - September 18

NJ Department of Health COVID-19 Guidance for Reopening Childcare - July 20 

Self-Assessment Checklist for Child Care Center Safety Assessment  

Executive Order 149 FAQ 

COVID-19 Related Health and Safety Requirements, Spanish, Korean 

Office of Licensing Daily Log of Attendance and Health Screenings 

Cloth Face Covering Instructions 

Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting  

Safe and Healthy Diapering Procedures 

Emergency Child Care Assistance Press Release, (Version Available in Spanish)

DCF Emergency Child Care Centers 

AskDCF Provider FAQ  

Emergency Childcare Assistance Guidance 

Emergency Childcare Fact Sheet 

Executive Order 110: COVID-19 Childcare Centers for Essential Personnel    

Frequently Asked Questions on Executive Order #110 and Emergency Child Care Centers  

DCF Health Safety Standards for Child Care Centers 

Coronavirus Briefing Call for Child and Youth Care Centers    

COVID-19 Licensed Childcare Guidance     

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

COVID-19 DCF Rule Waiver Modification or Suspension   

COVID-19 General Resources

Guidance on the Contact of a Close or Casual Contact of a Confirmed or Suspected Case of COVID-19, Spanish, Korean 

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.