Schools & Childcare

School Guidance

Please see the updated joint NYSDOH-NYDES letter dated August 22, 2022 as well as a letter entitled, “What Parents/Caregivers should know about COVID Mitigation Strategies for the 2022-2023 School Year” and, finally, the 2022-2023 Frequently Asked Questions related to COVID-19. 

2022-2023 School Year COVID Joint DOH-SED Letter to Schools

2022-23 School Year COVID-19 School FAQs for Parents-Caregivers

2022-23 School Year COVID-19 FAQs for Schools

Below please find several helpful links:

  1. FDA basic testing
  2. Influenza letter - 7.30.2020

CARES Child Care Scholarship

The Child Care Council of Orange County has announced that income-eligible essential workers can seek a CARES Child Care Scholarship. The funding for scholarships comes from the U.S. Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which provided New York State with $163.6 million of emergency relief for the child care system. The state is using a portion of the money to provide free child care for income-eligible essential workers. 

According to the Child Care Council, essential workers who use a regulated child care provider will receive a scholarship for the cost of care as long as the funding is available. All licensed and regulated providers who are caring for essential workers are eligible to participate.

For more information, contact Linda Martini at the Child Care Council of Orange County at 294-4012, extension 222.