Child care centers may be open to all clients as of Monday, June 15, 2020. The Department of Children and Families' safety guidelines specify rules which centers must abide by as a condition of reopening, and each child care center must submit an attestation to the Department of Children and Families no later than 24 hours prior to the anticipated opening date, or in the case of currently operating emergency child care centers, within fourteen days of the effective date of Executive Order No. 149, attesting that it will follow all applicable health and safety standards.

The Department of Human Services, Division of Family (DHS/DFD) is making grants immediately available to support New Jersey child care centers and summer youth camps. The grant is intended to assist providers in obtaining items they may need to meet the new health and safety guidelines. Items can include, but are not limited to, personal protection equipment (masks and gloves), thermometers, cleaning products and deep cleaning services. Learn more about the Child Care Provider Health and Safety Preparedness Grants at the DHS/DFD website.

Updated: June 15, 2020
Source: Executive Order No. 149

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