Coronavirus (COVID-19) Health and Safety Guide
ASERT has compiled resources for those with autism and those who care for people with autism relating to the current COVID-19 outbreak.
CHILD CARE CLOSURES
Governor Tom Wolf announced the Closure of All Businesses That Are Not Life- Sustaining on March 19, 2020, and child care is not considered life-sustaining on the list. Child cares have been asked to remain closed until the Governor lifts the order but child care is still available for life-sustaining personnel.
WAIVER TO PROVIDE CHILD CARE FOR LIFE SUSTAINING PERSONNEL
Governor Wolf recognizes the importance of caring for the children of life-sustaining personnel, which is why the Office of Child Development and Early Learning created the Exemption to Operate During Temporary Closure waiver for child care programs.
To see a list of child care programs operating on a waiver, visit the Department of Human Services’ COVID-19 Resources Child Care Centers Map. Family Child Care Homes and Group Child Care Homes operating in a residence are permitted to remain open without a waiver and operate at their own discretion.
EARLY LEARNING RESOURCE CENTERS (ELRC) CAN HELP!
View the flyer: OCDEL COVID-19 RESOURCE v.4