Helpful Resources

Over time, we will be adding helpful information and resources to help family child care business owners cope with the coronavirus pandemic. Please check back often for updates. 

The Latest Updates

COVID-19 Reopening Child Care: Phase 2 Guidelines and Information for Child Care, June 2. From the Virginia Department of Social Services

Webinars

Childcare Decisions 2020. (recordedInformation for parents and caregivers regarding children returning to child care and summer camp. From Smart Beginnings, Community Foundation for a Greater Richmond, Smart Beginnings of Richmond, the Robins Foundation and the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation. 

Basic Information

Basic Information

US Center for Disease Control (CDC), The most reliable source of information available on the coronavirus and the disease it causes, COVID-19. Also available in Español. Includes: basic information about the virus, how to protect yourself, symptoms and what to do if you think you have the disease, and guidance for child care. (added 3/22/2020)

Coronavirus.gov, Another website produced and maintained by the US government. Includes mostly links to the information on the CDC site above plus a small section of news related items. (added 3/22/2020)

Virginia Department of Health Includes list of infections and additional information for the state and by county. The Department has a hotline to call for Virginia residents to call with questions if you have a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19.(added 3/22/2020)

Virginia.gov, Coronavirus. State's main page and includes information virus related information for child care, business, healthcare, education, etc. Also includes the latest virus related news from state agencies. (added 3/22/2020)

Johns Hopkins University maintains an interactive map tracking infections across the world. (added 3/23/2020)

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