Coronavirus (COVID-19)

What You Need to Know

Child Care Aware of North Dakota is collaborating with health and human services officials to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

Find the latest guidelines for modified operating practices and the Child Care Emergency Operating Grant here:
  ND Dept. of Human Services COVID-19 Child Care Provider Resources ➜  

Child Care Emergency Operating Grant➜  Revised 9/24/20, Effective 9/26/20)

COVID-19 Child Care Exclusions and Closures Video Presentation   (32 minute viewing time) Molly Howell, Immunization Program Manager and Assistant Director of the Division of Disease Control in North Dakota, answers some frequently asked questions regarding child care closures and exclusions child care related to COVID-19.  Exclusion and Closures Q & A ➜  (Updated 9/8/20)

Recent Resources:

Contact Child Care Aware:
Call 800-997-8515 for general Inquires - Listen to the menu directory for department listing.

Submit a Question or Request Individualized Support ➜ 

Update Your Program Vacancies➜ NOTE: any program applying for the CEOG (Childcare Emergency Operating Grant) must update their vacancies.

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 7 am to 5 pm Monday-Saturday or visit the website listed.

Project Renew: 
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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.

  • 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.

  • Professional Development & Training
  • Schedule Changes Due to Covid-19 Response
    All face-to-face training events have been canceled until further notice.
    If you are registered for any of these events, members of our team will be reaching out to you with more information.
    We will continue to monitor the situation and make decisions about offering future face-to-face trainings later in the year.
    Thank you for your understanding and flexibility during this uncertain time!If you have questions about your training options, please contact us at or 800-997-8515 (press 2).

  • Now is a great time to earn the clock hours you need to advance your career and fulfill licensing requirements. View over 35 online professional development courses for child care providers at