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Task force updates child care guidance

Posted April 23, 2020

The Tarrant County Child Care Task Force has updated its Guidance to Child Care Providers during COVID-19 document to reflect updates made by the Texas Department of Health and Human Services - Child Care Licensing and emerging best practices nationally and in the state.

Some highlights:

  • Recommended use of masks by adult child care teachers in facilities; cloth or homemade masks are recommended; clarification on not requiring mask use by children and forbidding mask use by children 2 and under.
  • If dealing with a COVID-19-positive case, programs should contact child care licensing and Child Care Management Services (CCM). CCMS is contacted to arrange a no-cost deep cleaning for the facility. Programs should expect to be closed between two and five days. Instead of quarantining all staff and children for 14 days, the recommendation takes into account the required separation between classrooms and only the classroom with the COVID-19-positive case is recommended for self-quarantine for 14 days.

View the updated guidelines in English and Spanish.

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