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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  
  



Guidance Document Date Summary
NEW: Frequently Asked Questions during the Public Health Emergency Related to Executive Order 264 – Vaccination and Testing Requirements 10/20/21 DCF FAQs for childcare providers regarding Executive Order 264 vaccination and testing requirements.
NEW: Frequently Asked Questions during the Public Health Emergency Related to Executive Order 264 – Masking Requirement 9/27/21 DCF FAQs for childcare providers regarding Executive Order 264 masking requirement.
NEW: Letter to Providers Regarding Executive Order 264 9/23/21 DCF Letter to childcare providers regarding Executive Order 264.
NEW: Executive Order 264 9/29/21 Executive Order 264 from Governor Philip D. Murphy.
Office of Licensing Daily Log of Attendance and Health Screenings 12/14/20 Checklist form for childcare centers to utilize daily to track symptoms of each visitor, staff member, and child entering the center.
Safe and Healthy Diapering Procedures  6/15/20 DCF/CDC guidance on steps to take to reduce the spread of germs while changing children’s diapers.
Cloth Face Covering Instructions 5/29/20 Use of cloth face coverings to help slow the spread of COVID-19
Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting  4/23/20 CDC flyer with steps for properly cleaning public spaces, workplaces, businesses, schools, etc.