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These resources – like the public health crisis itself – are constantly evolving and are only current as to the date of publication. This page was last updated on September 14, 2020.

For more up-to-date information on the relief programs available in Massachusetts, we recommend that you visit the state's COVID-19 Updates and Information website, COVID-19 State of Emergency resources or MassTrac's list of bills related to the COVID-19 pandemic

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Description of Program and Relief

Order Authorizing the Re-Opening of Child Care Programs

The Governor has issued an Executive Order (available here) authorizing the re-opening of licensed, approved, or exempt child care programs that were closed by COVID-19 Order No. 10 (available here). These child care programs may re-open under their current license, approval, or exemption, provided that such programs abide by the re-opening requirements and approval process established by the Department of Early Education and Care, including but not limited to the requirement to demonstrate capacity to meet the minimum health and safety requirements issued pursuant to the Order Authorizing Re-Opening Preparations for Child Care Programs (COVID-19 Order No. 36, available here).

Government or Lead Agency

Office of the Governor

Dates Available

This Order is effective immediately.

Contact for More Information

Not applicable.

List of Additional Information

The Executive Order is available here.

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