The Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning, Bureau of Certification, has released the Announcement C-20-12, Interim Guidance for Certified Child Care Facilities Operating During the Novel Coronavirus Pandemic. This guidance covers policies and procedures providers should implement during the COVID-19 pandemic. It also provides certified child care facilities with guidance on how to handle a positive COVID-19 case or exposure to a positive COVID-19 case in child care facilities. This announcement replaces C-20-06R and includes updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Topics addressed in this guidance include:
- Symptoms of COVID-19
- Practices, Policies, and Procedures for Consideration
- Social Distancing in the Child Care Setting
- Face Coverings
- Dealing with confirmed positive COVID-19 cases and exposure to COVID-19
- Additional Resources
For full details, please see the Announcement C-20-12, Interim Guidance for Certified Child Care Facilities Operating During the Novel Coronavirus Pandemic.