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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
Updated COVID-19 Standards for Child Care Centers 3/4/22 These updated child care standards incorporate new guidance from the NJ Department of Health into the Manual of Requirements for Child Care Centers.
Child Care Guidance 2/22/22 This guidance document outlines COVID-19 public health recommendations for the childcare setting. This
guidance is based on what is currently known about the transmission and severity of COVID-19 and is
subject to change as additional information is known. Please check the NJDOH COVID-19 Information for
Schools webpage frequently for updated guidance.
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.
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.
Letter to Providers Regarding Executive Order 264 9/23/21 DCF Letter to childcare providers regarding Executive Order 264.
Executive Order 264 9/29/21 Executive Order 264 from Governor Philip D. Murphy.
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.