Coronavirus (COVID-19)

What You Need to Know

For the latest information and guidance related to COVID in child care settings including decision trees for attendance and exclusion, frequently asked questions and more, visit

ND Dept. of Health Child Care Provider Resources ➜  

If you have a COVID case in your program please notify ND DoH at

Recent Resources:

Child Care and COVID-19 DHS Fall 2021 Program Updates 

Child Care and COVID-19 frequently asked questions which include cleaning and sanitation guidance.

Have a Question?

ND Coronavirus Hotline: 866-207-2880 
The public can call the North Dakota Department of Health with questions related to COVID-19 during the hours of 8 am to 5 pm Monday-Friday or visit the website listed.

Contact a Health and Safety Consultant: 800-997-8515
Submit a question or request individualized support ➜

Additional Resources Related to COVID-19
Check out the resources below to run your child care program and care for children during COVID-19.

  • Managing Your Business During COVID-19
  • A public health emergency often drives the need for programs to update their contract and policies or add an addendum to cover things they have not thought about before or address questions that their current contract and policies cannot answer.

  • Financial Resources
  • This site provide information about emergency paid sick leave, unemployment insurace, labor questions and more.

  • Information for Families Using Child Care During COVID-19
  • When interviewing a new program:
    ✓ Conduct the majority of the interview by phone
    ✓ Do not visit programs if you or your children have symptoms
    ✓ Visit programs when no children are present
    ✓ Wear masks (adults), wash hands on arrival, and remove shoes
    ✓ Stagger tours - allowing only one family at a time

  • Information to help families feel confident about returning to an out-of-home child care setting.