1. Childcare Centers
  1. Maryland Department of Health School Resources
  2. FAQs about the Safer at Home Advisory and Self-Isolation
  3. FAQs COVID-19 Guidance for Child Care Settings
  4. Child Care Closure due to COVID-19: Partial Closure Assessment Resource
  5. Early Childhood Grants, Programming and Initiatives in Maryland During COVID-19 State of Emergency
  6. Maryland FAQs COVID-19 Testing
  7. CDC Talking with children about COVID-19
  8. CDC Symptoms of Coronavirus
  9. CDC Isolate If You Are Sick
  10. Frederick County Public School Expectations for Face Coverings in School Buildings (8/13/2021)
  11. Maryland State Dept. of Education Face Coverings in School Facilities Proposed Regulation (8/26/2021)
  12. Maryland COVID-19 Guidance For Child Care Facilities  (8/13/2021)

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

Address:

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

Additional Resources