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As you are aware, the Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, aka COVID-19) has, since first appearing in China in 2019, spread throughout the world, including in every state in the U.S. This virus can lead to fever, cough and trouble breathing as well as possible death. Numerous vaccines designed to inoculate against the virus have been developed and are currently being administered. New York State is actively encouraging residents to vaccinate themselves and family members, take continued precautions, and remain informed on any developing news.

Child Care Providers

Dear Provider Letters

Dear Provider Letters Regarding COVID-19

Guidance Documents

CDC Operational Guidance for K-12 Schools and Early Care and Education Programs

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has posted updated Operational Guidance for K-12 Schools and Early Care and Education Programs to Support Safe In-Person Learning.

The Guidance document provides numerous links to resources that provide even greater detail, including information regarding children’s risks concerning the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Updated Interim Testing Guidance: Protocol for COVID-19 testing with prioritization by job title/role

Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) continues to monitor the situation and work to expand COVID-19 diagnostic and serologic testing for New Yorkers. The attached document broadens the circumstances in which essential workers may request a COVID test by contacting the state’s COVID 19 testing hotline.


New Webinar Video Available

Child Care Providers and Federal Assistance: Small Business Administration Loans and Loan Forgiveness

Tom Copeland’s Small Business Administration Opportunities and Economic Relief for Child Care Providers webinar recorded on April 9, 2020 is available for viewing.

Go to the video of the webinar.


National Diaper Bank for Parents to Access Diapers During this Challenging Time

If you or someone you know needs diapers, there may be assistance in your community.

To find out if an agency in your area provides diaper assistance to families in need, please call 2-1-1 on your phone or search online at Specialist are available 24/7 to help identify local resources that may be able to help provide diapers and other basic necessities.

For more information wisit the National Diaper Bank.

Helping Your Child Wear a Face Mask

Making Masks Fun

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Teacher Toolkit Posters

Vaccination Stickers