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Are there health and safety guidelines to help child care providers operate during COVID-19?

Yes. The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs has created Guidelines for Safe Child Care Operations During COVID-19.

This document provides tools to help providers make the best decisions possible to limit the spread of COVID-19 and to create safe spaces for children and staff members. We will continue to update the document based on our best knowledge and partner with the field to learn about how we fight this virus while providing quality child care.

Families should ask their child care providers what they’re doing to respond to COVID-19. All providers have a COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan. Families can request to see these plans at any time.