NJ Guidelines for June 15, 2020 Reopening Child Care Centers
Effective June 15, 2020, pursuant to Executive Order 149 all child care programs operating in the State of New Jersey must comply with the requirements detailed in this guidance. Failure to do so may result in the prohibition of continued operation during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Noncompliance by licensed child care centers may also result in the suspension or revocation of an offending operator’s certificate of approval to operate. These requirements are imposed in conjunction with other applicable requirements imposed in law or regulation, or in the rare event that these requirements are in conflict with other law or regulation, the more stringent requirement shall be enforced. This guidance is heavily derived from guidance documents produced by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), however, in many instances it has been supplemented or modified to reflect the needs of New Jersey. In several areas, CDC recommendations have been replaced with mandates for New Jersey centers. In those instances, this guidance document is controlling.