COVID-19 Response

From the start of the COVID-19 emergency, OEC worked closely with families and child care providers across the state to get them the help they need. Learn about some of our work during COVID-19.

Looking for current health guidance? Explore our Health and Safety section

Some guidance we developed during the pandemic remains relevant and useful for providers. Find information about air quality and ventilation, masking, reporting, and more. Go to our Health and Safety section.

COVID-19 memos

We created 50 memos offering up-to-date guidance for Connecticut’s providers. Explore our archive of expired COVID-19 memos.


CTCARES programs offered access to child care, financial help for providers, and more. Learn about CTCARES.

Ready, Set, Rebuild

With $346 million in relief funding from the federal government, OEC rolled out support to child care providers in Connecticut to help them recover. Learn about Ready Set Rebuild

Explore our Health and Safety pages

Also, some of the guidance and resources prepared to inform health practices in response to COVID-19 remain useful to providers and may be found in our Health & Safety section.[link].

Last updated October 11, 2023