SAVE THE DATE: (06/30) Child Care Providers COVID-19 Informational Webinar

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Dear Child Care Providers,

The Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) appreciates all you are doing to provide care for children and families during this time. We know this is a challenging time personally and professionally. Thank you for your continued commitment and patience. 

We wanted to provide an update on the recently updated Department of Health (DOH) guidance for Child Care, Youth Development, and Summer Day Camps. This guidance was updated on Tuesday, June 23.  A few highlights from the updated guidance include:

  • Group sizes should total no more than 22 people. This includes all children, youth and adults.
    • As a reminder, physical distancing, cohorts, hand hygiene, ventilation, cleaning and other practices are essential in reducing the transmission of the virus.
  • Removes play structure restrictions.
  • Adds guidance for cleaning outdoor areas.
  • Updated resource section.
  • Face covering requirements per the mandatory statewide order issued on June 23, which goes into effect June 26. Learn more here.

For those of you who attended the webinar on June 23, thank you for your patience. We want to acknowledge that we were not aware DOH had just updated guidance related to cloth face coverings in anticipation of the Governor’s announcement of a statewide order on mandatory face coverings.

We appreciate all of your questions related to face coverings and what this means as an employer, child care provider and for the children and families in your care. 

As follow up, we scheduled a webinar next week with DOH and the Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) to talk about face coverings in child care.

Child Care Providers Bi-Monthly Check-In Webinar

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

12 – 1 PM

Join the Meeting by clicking the link

Access Code: 133 201 1951

Password: dcyf

Call in Number: 1.360.810.3022

Please note, the webinar system can only hold 950 participants. Once that number is reached the webinar will be locked.

Once the webinar has finished, we will post the presentation along with the Q&A from the webinar to our COVID-19 Early Learning and Child Care webpage on the right-hand side under “Child Care COVID-19 Webinars.” We appreciate your continued partnership as we all navigate the challenges presented by COVID-19.

Please use this LINK ( to ask questions about the related guidance, including face coverings. We will use these questions as the starting place for the webinar next week with DOH and L&I.

We also understand that guidance on a variety of topics may change based as new information and we are committed to getting all updated guidance out to the field as quickly as possible.

Thank you again for all that you are doing. Please feel free to contact us with any questions at

The Department of Children, Youth & Families.