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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 2020.03 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)

Memo - DCFS Notification of Youth in Care Exposed/Symptomatic/Confirmed to have COVID-19 (4/7/20)

COVID-19 Youth Data Collection Form (completed by DCFS Guardian’s Office) (4/7/20)

COVID-19 Proper Glove Use

How to Properly Put on and Take off a Disposable Respirator

AT 2020.04 - Licensing Requirments During COVID-19 Health Emergency

AT 2020.05 - P302.Appendix M, Transition Planning for Adolescents During COVID-19

Face Covering Do's and Don'ts

Using a Respirator Mask (N96 or KN95) versus a Simple Medical (Procedure) Mask (5/8/20)

COVID-19 In-Person Visit Guide - Intact/Placement/Permanency (5/21/20)

COVID-19 In-Person Visit Guide - Child Protection (5/21/20)

Guidelines for COVID-19 Exposed/Confirmed Youth (5/15/20)

COVID-19 Court-Ordered Visitation Memo (5/21/20)

Action Transmittal 2020.06 - Child Welfare Staffing Needs During COVID-19 (5/21/20)

COVID-19 Testing Site Update for DCFS Staff and POS Staff(6/1/20)

COVID-19 Out of State Travel For Youth in Care Memo (6/1/20)

Preparing Children and Youth for In-Person Visits (6/12/20)

Preparing Parents for In-Person Visits (6/12/20)

Preparing Substitute Caregivers for In-Person Visits (6/12/20)

Pre-visit Checklist (6/12/20)

Action Transmittal 2020.07 - Parent-Child and Sibling Visitation During the COVID-19 Public Health Crisis (6/15/20)

Action Transmittal 2020.08 -Licensing Update COVID-19 Phase III: Restore Illinois (6/15/20)

 

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)

Message to POS Leadership Summarizing Recent Changes (3/18/20)

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)

Message to POS Leadership Summarizing Recent Changes (3/29/20)

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)

Letter to Providers of Mental/Behavioral Health Services re: Consent for Telehealth (4/3/20)

Informed Consent of Guardian for Telehealth Services (4/3/20)

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions for Purchase of Service Agencies (4/4/20)

Message to POS Leadership Summarizing Recent Changes (4/5/20)

Providing Telehealth Services During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (4/6/20)

Letter to Educators Regarding Mandated Reporter Status (4/9/20)

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions for Purchase of Service Agencies (4/13/20)

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions for Purchase of Service Agencies (4/20/20)

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions for Purchase of Service Agencies (5/7/20)

COVID-19 Letter to Educators (5/15/20)

  

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

IDPH COVID Guidance for State Agencies Regarding Facial Covering (4/29/20)

COVID-19 Decision Tree for non 24/7 Facilities (4/29/20)

Updated Interim Guidance for State Agencies Responding to COVID-19 (4/29/20)


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)

Letter to birth parents regarding changes in visitation due to COVID-19 (3/31/20)

Carta a los padres biológicos sobre los cambios en las visitas debido a COVID-19 Español (4/3/20)

Letter to Post-Adopt and Guardianship Families (4/9/20)

Carta a las familias de post-adopción y tutela - español (04/10/20)

Memo regarding board payment increase (04/09/20)

Telephone Assistance Programs (5/8/20)

Letter to caregivers: Pediatric Inflammatory Multisystem Syndrome (PIMS): A Rare Emerging Condition Linked to COVID-19 (5/15/20)

Letter to Caregivers: Caring for Youth with Asthma During the COVID-19 Outbreak (5/13/20)

Letter to foster parents regarding visitation due to COVID-19 (5/21/20)

Update to Visitation Practices During COVID-19 (6-18-20)

Carta a las padres de crianza: Actualización de las prácticas de visitas durante COVID-19 (6/19/20)

Letter to Caregivers: Update to Visitation Practices During COVID-19 (6/19/20)

 

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 Emergency, 6-24-2020

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

Restore Illinois: Reopening Child Care in Illinois (5/22/20)

Restore Illinois: Reopening Child Care in Illinois - Chinese (5/22/20)

Restore Illinois: Reopening Child Care in Illinois - Spanish (5/22/20)

Rules 406.28, Day Care Home Operation During a Public Health Emergency (5/29/2020)

Rules 407.Subpart K, Reopening of Day Care Centers (5/29/2020)

Rules 408.140, Group Day Care Home Operation During a Public Health Emergency (5/29/2020)

Restore Illinois Day Care Guidance (6-24-2020), (Español), (中文)

Rules 406 (Emergency) Licensing Standards for Day Care Homes (6/12/2020)

Rules 407 (Emergency) Licensing Standards for Day Care Centers (6/12/2020)

Rules 408 (Emergency) Licensing Standards for Group Day Care Homes (6/12/2020)