Childcare

Childcare establishments, summer camps, and other educational or recreational institutions or programs allowed to operate pursuant to Section 15 of the Health Officer Order may not use or access any high-touch facilities that are otherwise prohibited in Section 15 of the Health Officer Order unless those facilities are contained within the childcare establishment’s own property. For instance, a daycare can use a playground that is contained in the daycare’s own yard, but a daycare cannot use a playground anywhere outside of its own property. 

Last Updated 07/09/2020 - 17:10

You won’t get in trouble if you go to work. The Order allows nannies and childcare providers caring for a child in the child’s own home to continue working.  

Last Updated 05/18/2020 - 15:07

Yes, childcare establishments (as well as summer camps and other educational or recreational institutions) may open to provide care or supervision to children of all ages to enable people to work at businesses allowed to operate under this Order or work as essential governmental employees.   Childcare facilities must comply with the following mandatory conditions in the Order to the extent possible: 

  1. Childcare must be carried out in stable groups of 12 or fewer (“stable” means that the same 12 or fewer children are in the same group each day). 

  1. Children shall not change from one group to another. 

  1. If more than one group of children is cared for at one facility, each group shall be in a separate room. Groups shall not mix with each other. 

  1. Childcare providers shall remain solely with one group of children. 

Last Updated 04/29/2020 - 16:34

The Order allows childcare establishments, summer camps, and schools or recreational institutions to provide childcare or supervision to enable you to work for an essential business, outdoor businesses, or other businesses permitted under the Order, or to perform minimum basic operations for your business, or work as an essential governmental employee. You may also employ a nanny or babysitter to provide home-based care for your kids.  

Last Updated 06/25/2020 - 13:45

Yes, the Order permits nannies and babysitters caring for a child in the child’s own home to continue working. If families opt to have playdates, they need to keep playdates as a singular cohort. Keep the same group together and do not introduce or rotate members. By rotating members of the group, it allows kids to “pollinate” another group, which goes against the social/physical distancing practices. Play dates should follow the same guidelines for childcare centers that was issued on March 13.

Last Updated 05/04/2020 - 14:53