COVID Guidance for Public School Staff

Oct. 19, 2021

To All Licensed Center Providers,

If you are licensed by OCCL but provide before and/or after school services (or any other services) in a public school, your staff in the public schools must be vaccinated or undergo weekly testing as of November 1, 2021.  This is a requirement announced by Governor Carney’s office (  For the purposes of the directive, child care staff working in a licensed child care program in a public school are considered as contractors and must follow the procedures of that specific school. 

 Districts and charters are in the process of developing these procedures in preparation for the implementation of this requirement.  Please contact the leadership in the individual school building where your program is housed for their specific procedures.

 The Department of Education

Office of Child Care Licensing


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