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 pandemic. 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. See the updated CDC COVID-19 guidance for ECE and K-12 schools. (Updated Aug. 11, 2022.) Wisconsin DHS has updated its COVID-19 Case Notification Information for Schools and ECE Programs to reflect the CDC updates. COVID-19: Keep Kids Safe in School and Early Care and Education Programs Please continue to contact your local public health agency for COVID-19 related questions.