G ood morning all,
Thank you for your continued patience as we work through the COVID-19 impact to SR, VPK and child care. Yesterday, the Department of Education issued a press release . Highlights for SR and VPK include:

  • All SR and VPK providers will receive their funding meaning that we will pay/reimburse for additional absences or temporary closures due to COVID-19.
  • We strongly recommend that providers adhere to the CDC’s guidance for higher-risk populations by limiting students and employees to no more than 10 people in a single occupied space. Here is the link to the March 15, 2020, Interim Guidance from the CDC.

While we do not have all the specifics to HOW this will be accomplished, I would like to schedule a quick webinar today at 1:30 PM take any of your questions. If we are not able to provide an answer, we will document them and get them answered. Below is the information on registering for the webinar:

When: Mar 18, 2020 01:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Topic: ELCNWF and providers discuss COVID-19

Register in advance for this webinar:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Please pass this information on to other providers. I look forward to talking to you at 1:30.

Suzan Gage
Executive Director
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