A Message from Janice Molnar, Deputy Commissioner, Division of Child Care Services:
On April 12, 2020, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo issued Executive Order 202.16. This order directs the use of face coverings by employees interacting with customers or members of the public. Specifically, for all essential businesses or entities, any employees who are present in the workplace shall be provided and shall wear face coverings when in direct interaction with customers or members of the public. Businesses must provide, at their expense, such face coverings for their employees. Child care programs are an essential business and therefore must comply with this directive.
Per the attached guidance issued by the New York State Department of Health, direct interaction “shall include any employee who is routinely within close contact (i.e. six feet or less) with members of the public, including but not limited to customers or clients.”
3/19/20 - A Message from Janice Molnar, Deputy Commissioner, Division of Child Care Services:
I hope this you finds you well. These are challenging and difficult times. I look forward to when all of this is behind us — as I know you do as well! Meanwhile OCFS continues to try and respond to the many questions and issues that come our way.
Attached please find 20-OCFS-INF-08 COVID-19 Guidance to Child Care Providers. The purpose of this Informational Letter (INF) is to reiterate certain important information for child care providers necessary for them to continue operations during the current public health emergency.
Thank you and stay safe,
FCCANYS 2020 Annual Conference
The Family Child Care Association of New York State, Inc. board members held an emergency meeting on Tuesday March 10 and have decided that for the best interest of all involved to postpone the conference until the fall.
Please know that this was not an easy decision to make. At this time we do not have a new date and we are working on contacting participants to see if they want a refund of monies paid or if they want it applied to the conference in the fall. We are asking all to be patient as we process everything. We are in contact with the hotel to see what individuals have to do to cancel their room. As soon as we have the answers we will be contacting everyone.
If you have a concern or need immediate attention, please feel free to contact Joan Hallett-Valentine, President via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
NYS Department of Health
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The Mission of the Family Child Care Association of New York State is to unify, promote and strengthen the profession of family child care; enriching the lives of providers, children, families, and communities.
We envision FCCANYS as leaders and experts that support and empower family child care providers throughout the state with continual professional growth and networking opportunities and collaborative relationships with key stakeholders in order to strengthen quality standards that enrich family child care.