COVID-19 Child Care Resources Child Care Counts payments Information for Providers Back to School Information The Department of Children and Families (DCF) has compiled resources to help essential workers, providers, and families navigate the child care landscape during the COVID-19 crisis. While the state has aggressively mobilized to slow the spread of COVID-19, families still need child care as many return to work amidst the public health emergency. As a reminder, licensees are required to report any confirmed cases, which includes positive COVID cases, to licensing and local public health. Updated COVID-19 outbreak guidance specific for Wisconsin child care settings from DHS is forthcoming and will be made available to child care providers throughout the state when it is published. Please continue to contact your local public health agency for COVID-19 related questions.