COVID Information for Child Care Facilities

Notice: The State of Nevada has issued no mandatory closures of child care facilities licensed by Washoe County in light of the COVID-19 Virus. However, some owners have elected to close their doors at this time. Please call your child's daycare center to find out if they are currently open. 

Health experts from the Nevada and federal governments want to provide information and guidance to licensed child care providers.

The Nevada Department of Health and Human Services is actively monitoring the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and working closely with state and local partners to protect the health and well-being of Nevadans. The department is following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, communicating with health organizations, and working with health authorities statewide to ensure everyone is informed of the most up-to-date guidance and ready to respond to this evolving situation.

Updated information can be found through the DHHS website at

The CDC has created a web page with guidance specifically aimed at schools and child care providers, which can be accessed by clicking here. The page contains many recommendations, including updating of emergency plans and talking to children about the importance of proper handwashing. Also, the document linked here (Spanish version linked here) was distributed to Nevada schools and may also be applicable to the child care environment.

Contact information for Nevada’s health authorities is below:

  • Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health
  • Carson City Health & Human Services
  • Southern Nevada Health District
  • Washoe County Health District

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