Good afternoon providers,

Thank you for your patience as we wait for guidance from the Office of Early Learning (OEL) regarding payments for closures due to COVID-19. As of Sunday, 3/15/2020 @ 4:00 pm central, we have not received any additional instruction from OEL about payments for closures that were not required.

As of 3/15/2020 @ 4:00 pm central, the Coalition has not been notified of any individual or county wide emergency closures of child care locations issued by Department of Children and Families (DCF) or Department of Health (DOH) because of COVID-19 exposure. If DCF or DOH requires you to close your program due to possible exposure, please contact the Coalition immediately to inform us of your situation.

As soon as we receive any additional information from OEL I will share it with you through a BLAST. As always, if you need to talk to me please call me at 850-693-0808 or email  suzan.gage@elcnwf.org . If I do not answer your call immediately, leave a message and I will return your call.

Thank you again for your patience.



Suzan Gage
Executive Director

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