1. Childcare Centers
  1. Checklist of Recommendations
  2. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
  3. MDH Interim Guidance for Use of Cloth Face Coverings in Child Care Programs
  4. MDH Interim Guidance for Temperature and Symptom Screening at Child Care Programs Serving Children of Essential Personnel – Updated 5/11/20
  5. FAQs about the Safer at Home Advisory and Self-Isolation
  6. FAQs COVID-19 Guidance for Child Care Settings
  7. Child Care Closure due to COVID-19: Partial Closure Assessment Resource
  8. Early Childhood Grants, Programming and Initiatives in Maryland During COVID-19 State of Emergency
  9. FAQs COVID-19 Testing
  10. CDC Talking with children about Coronavirus Disease 2019
  11. CDC Symptoms of Coronavirus
  12. CDC Isolate If You Are Sick
  13. CDC Guidance for Child Care Programs that Remain Open
  14. US Route 40/Golden Mile Testing Clinic Announcement
  15. Maryland Response to a Laboratory Confirmed Case of COVID-19 and Persons with COVID-19-like Illness in Schools
  16. Maryland Guidance for Cloth Face Coverings in Schools
  17. Maryland COVID-19 Guidance for Child Care Facilities (8/5/2020)
  18. Maryland COVID-19 Guidance For Child Care Facilities  (8/28/2020)

Childcare Program Outbreak

(As defined by Maryland Department of Health on May 21)

Family Child Care Homes:

One person (i.e., provider, provider’s household member or child in care) with laboratory confirmation of COVID-19 with at least one additional person meeting one of the following criteria within 14 days*:

  • Laboratory confirmation of COVID-19
  • Onset of signs or symptoms consistent with COVID-19

Child Care Center:

One person (i.e., staff or child) with laboratory confirmation of COVID-19 with at least one (in the same classroom) or two (in the center) additional people meeting one of the following criteria within 14 days*: 

  • Laboratory confirmation of COVID-19 
  • Onset of signs or symptoms consistent with COVID-19

*14 days based on onset of symptoms; for asymptomatic cases who test positive for COVID-19, use date of collection of positive specimen in place of onset date

A Child Care Program should close if:  

There is a Laboratory Confirmed COVID-19 Case or Probable Case who was present in the child care program building within 48 hours prior to developing COVID-19 symptoms, and had close ,prolonged contact as defined by the CDC, with program staff and/or children.

NEW—There is a Laboratory Confirmed COVID-19 Case who is ASYMPTOMATIC, was present in the child care program building and had close, prolonged contact as defined by the CDC, with program staff and/or children.

Signs

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Contact information

Childcare Center Liaison: 

Angela Sabourin
ASabourin@FrederickCountyMD.gov
410-458-6338

PPE Requests: EOC.request@frederickcountymd.gov

Address:

Frederick County Health Department
350 Montevue Lane, Frederick, MD 21702

Additional Resources