Child care

Updated May 19, 2021

All capacity restrictions were lifted on March 12, 2021. Child care programs must follow COMAR ratios, return to licensed capacities and follow County guidelines related to health and safety.

Child care facilities must follow face covering requirements.

Child care providers should review Operating Schools During COVID-19: CDC's Considerations, issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Supplemental Guidance for Child Care, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Positive COVID-19 Cases

Child care facilities are required under Maryland Annotated Code Health General 18-202 and COMAR to immediately report any positive COVID-19 cases (among children, staff, or administration) to Montgomery County’s Disease Control Team at 240-777-1755.

The information provided is confidential. Failure to provide this information is a misdemeanor.

Response to a Laboratory Confirmed Case of COVID-19 and Persons with COVID-19-like Illness in Schools and Decision Aid (PDF), Maryland Department of Health and State Department of Education