COVID-19 Resource Center
Updated Mask Wearing Requirements from OCFS effective 3/2/22
Effective Marc 2, 2022, OCFS is no longer requiring that masks be work in your child care program. You may continue to require masks and children or staff should continue to be encouraged to wear a mask if they prefer to do so. Please review section A of the most recent Dear Provider letter for full details.
To read the Dear Provider letter please click here
Free COVID-19 At Home Test Kit Distribution Days:
Erie County Department of Health and the Office of Children & Family Services (OCFS) have provided at home COVID-19 tests for child care providers of all modalities. Below please find the upcoming distribution dates:
Legally Exempt Providers: January 25th & January 27th (for questions about the LE distribution please contact Jemima at 716-877-6666 ext. 3032)
Day Care Centers & School-Age Providers: Wednesday February 2nd from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Group Family & Family Providers: Saturday February 5th 10a.m. – 2 p.m.
(For questions about DCC, SACC, GFDC, or FDC test kit pickup please contact Kaley Donaldson: email@example.com)
If you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccination below please find an informational webinar hosted by Erie County Health
Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein. Questions about your individual medical situation should be directed to your doctor.
Resources for owners and operators of child care programs as well as employees of child care programs.
Regulations & Training
All communication from OCFS and Child Care Resource Network regarding the COVID-19 outbreak
Health and Safety Resources
Updated health and safety resources that pertain to the COVID-19 outbreak
Self Care Resources
When taking care of everyone else it’s just as important to continue to take care of yourself.
If you are a parent in need of emergency child care please visit our Parent Resources page.