COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) Update and Resources for ChildCareVA (Virginia Department of Social Services, DSS)


The Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) is working closely with administration, including the Virginia Department of Health, the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, the COVID-19 Taskforce, local partners, and stakeholders to activate emergency procedures.

Child Care Aware, Virginia’s resource and referral agency, assists parents and guardians in finding child care that meets the needs of each family.  In this difficult time, they stand ready to help families find care if their normal care arrangements have closed or if a family’s care needs change based on the essential nature of their job in order to serve the community.

Virginia Child Care Licensing COVID-19 FAQ (March 26, 2020) and Child Care Guidance for COVID-19 (March 18, 2020) are attached.


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