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Coronavirus or COVID-19

Communications to DCFS and Private Agency Staff

Biometric Impressions statewide offices and mobile services will remain operating daily as normal. Please use the zip code searchable schedule at www.biometricimpressions.com or call 630-532-5922 for locations/hours.

COVID-19 (Division) Preparation Plan and Emergency Contact List (3/18/20)

Message from DCFS Acting Director Smith to DCFS and Private Agency Staff (3/20/20)

Message from Acting Director Smith to DCFS and Private Agency Staff regarding COVID-19 and Modifications to In-person Contact Requirements (3/20/20)

Action Transmittal 2020.02 - Parent Child Sibling Visitation during COVID-19

Action Transmittal 2020.03 COVID-19 and Residential Monitoring Requirements (3/24/20)

Memo to advisory groups and councils: COVID-19 and the Open Meetings Act (3/31/20)


Messages to Providers

DCFS Guidance to Private Agencies (3/15/20)

Letter to Child Care Institutions, Group Homes and Child Welfare Agencies (3/10/20)

Letter to Non-contracted Child Care Institutions, Group Homes and Child Welfare Agencies (3/12/20)

Letter to Early Childhood Care and Education Program Administrators (3/13/20)

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions for Purchase of Service Agencies (3/20/20)

How is DCFS supporting private agencies who have diminished or suspended non-essential services? (3/20/20)

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions for Purchase of Service Agencies (3/27/20)

DCFS Monitoring COVID-19 Memo to POS/Residential ILO/TLP (3/30/20)

DCFS Monitoring COVID-19 Daily Report (3/30/20)

DCFS Monitoring COVID-19 Letter to Congregate Care Facilities: Agency Plan and Fidelity Review (4/1/20)

 
Messages to DCFS Staff

IDPH Social Distancing Flyer

COVID-19 Employer Guidance (3/13/20)

COVID-19 guidance from Medical Director Margaret Scotellaro regarding staying home from work (3/18/20)

Guidance for Assisting Pregnant Youth in Care (3/20/20)

Families First Coronavirus Response Act and How it Applies to You

Families First Coronavirus Response Act Employee Rights Poster

Messages to Families Served by DCFS

Letter to foster parents (3/12/20)

Letter to foster parents regarding changes to visitation due to COVID-19 (3/27/20)

Carta a los padres de crianza con respecto a los cambios en las visitas debido a COVID-19 - Versión en español (3/27/20)


Messages to Day Care Providers

The Governor has required the temporary closure of all care facilities. However, the Governor’s Office of Early Childhood Development (GOECD), in partnership with the Illinois Departments of Human Services (IDHS) and Children and Family Services (IDCFS), has established a structure and system for child care providers to apply for an emergency child care license to provide care for essential workers. For families seeking information about child care closures and emergency child care, please see this letter.

For more information on helping parents find care, please call the statewide toll free number (888) 228-1146 or visit the emergency care website.*

Guidance for Child Care Centers and Early Education Programs (3/15/20)

COVID-19: Frequently Asked Questions (3/15/20)

COVID-19: Information and Support for Home-Based Child Care Providers (3/17/20)

Governor JB Pritzker’s Executive Order in Response to COVID-19 (3/20/20)

Rule 407

Policy Transmittal 2020.02

CFS 597 Application for Child Care Facility License

DCFS Payment Memo for Child Care Providers (3/20/20)

DCFS Day Care Temporary Attendance Exemption Policy (3/20/20)

COVID-19 Attendance Exemption Form

COVID-19: Frequently Asked Questions Following the Mandatory Closure of All Child Care Centers and Homes

COVID-19 Guidance for Child Care Centers Child Care Homes and Early Education Programs

Emergency Day Care Program Information English

Emergency Day Care Program Information Spanish