Child Care COVID-19 Resources

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Guidance as of August 2021

Child care and early education programs must follow any local public health orders that apply to the county where they are located. Refer to CDPHE's "Practical Guide for Operationalizing the Center for Disease Control's (CDC) School Guidance" and the  CDC webpage, “COVID-19 Guidance for Operating Early Care and Education/Child Care Programs” for context-specific guidance about COVID-19 risk mitigation and disease response. Facilities should also comply with any relevant regulations and cooperate with public health on disease mitigation strategies. 


All known or suspected outbreaks of COVID-19 must be reported to the appropriate local public health agency within 4 hours.