On Sept. 15, 2021, Pennsylvania’s Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) released Announcement C-21-08.
The Department of Human Services (DHS) previously announced the applicability of the Aug. 31, 2021, Order of the Acting Secretary of Health directing face covering to child care providers licensed by DHS. See Announcement C-21-07. The purpose of this announcement is to:
- clarify the minimum necessary documentation that must be maintained by a child care provider to demonstrate an exception for a medical condition under Section 3.B of the Order;
- clarify the enforcement actions that DHS will take for noncompliant licensees; and
- update Appendix A of Announcement C-21-07 accordingly.