On July 14, 2020, Dr. Mark Escott, the City of Austin Health Authority, issued emergency rules that include requirements for child care programs located in the City of Austin.
The emergency rules are available here and require child care programs to:
- Notify Austin Public Health Nurse Line at 512-972-5560 to report any laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 among children or staff.
- Follow the steps provide by Austin Public Health regarding suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19.
- Comply with safety guidelines in the “City of Austin Guidance for Open Child Care Programs.”
The “City of Austin Guidance for Open Child Care Programs” is available here.
Thank you for serving Austin children and families and for taking the necessary steps to help keep children, child care staff, and families safe.