Status Summary

Passed the House on 9/16. Received in the Senate 9/17.

Legislative Session

2020

Status

In Progress

Sponsor

Finkenauer

This bill provides federal support to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in child care provider settings during the period of community spread of the virus.

Specifically, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) must (1) provide technical assistance to states, Indian tribes, and tribal organizations regarding the acquisition and use of protective equipment and training related to COVID-19 transmission prevention, among other things; and (2) publish specified information and facilitate the sharing of best practices related to the safe operation of child care providers. HHS may also make grants for the designated lead agency in a state to provide assistance and guidance to child care providers.

Tags