COVID-19 Program Updates & Resources

We know there is a great deal of uncertainty in our community, but please know that CDA remains committed to supporting you during this challenging time. CDA continues to provide child care services and healthy nutrition to children.

COVID-19 Vaccine

Getting the COVID-19 vaccine not only helps to protect you and others around you but is also a vital step for the recovery of San Diego County. COVID-19 vaccinations will become available in phases. Here are resources and important information to help you prepare. Beginning Saturday, February 27, 2021 education and child care personnel are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

CDA Program Updates

Effective Monday, March 23, 2020 and until further notice CDA will be working remotely. Our office lobbies remain closed to the public, but our staff is AVAILABLE via emails and phone calls to support you.

IMPORTANT ALERT- We have been notified of suspicious visits! click here. 

ALL IN-PERSON NUTRITION ANNUAL TRAININGS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED. It is still MANDATORY for you to complete your training and quiz online. To take your quiz online, click here.

To read the latest updates, click the links below:

(New!) 06/30/2020- Waiver Extension Notification and UPDATED: Waiver Information and Meal Pick-Up Form

03/31/2020 – Important Waiver Information and Meal Pick-Up Form

03/23/2020 – License Capacity Waiver Information

03/19/2020 – COVID-19 FAQs Update #1

03/17/2020 – Drop Box and Resources

03/13/2020 – COVID-19 Update

Community Resources

Our Resources Team has put together a list of resources.

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Getting the COVID-19 vaccine not only helps to protect you and others around you but is also a vital step for the recovery of San Diego County. COVID-19 vaccinations will become available in phases. Here are resources and important information to help you prepare.

Beginning Saturday, February 27, 2021 education and child care personnel are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

(New!) Vaccine Eligibility Verification Form ENGLISH

(New!) Vaccine Eligibility Verification Form SPANISH

(New!) COVID-19 Vaccine Information for Child Care Providers ENGLISH

(New!) COVID-19 Vaccine Information for Child Care Providers SPANISH

County of San Diego Vaccine Information and Dashboard

COVID-19 Vaccines Locations and Appointments

COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions- County of San Diego 

(Expanded!) The Board of Supervisors expanded COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program

The County of San Diego Emergency Rental Assistance Program was expanded. This program provides grants of up to $3,000 to cover rent for eligible households financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

CalFresh Emergency Allotment

California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC)

SCAM NOTIFICATION!

We have been notified of a Facebook page falsely representing CDA and using our logo to sell face masks. CDA does not sell any product nor solicit requests for payment of any kind. If you have been a victim of this scam please contact your local authorities immediately. For helpful tips to avoid online scams, click here.

SUSPICIOUS VISITS- Alert to Nutrition Program Providers, click here. 

(New!) Warning About the Dangers of Hand Sanitizer with Methanol

Cleaning Supplies Application for Child Care Providers

Check List for Reopening Early Learning Care Settings

How to Make Your Own Face Coverings

YMCA and Partners in Prevention Resources

The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the COVID-19 virus. Here are some prevention methods and symptoms to be aware of recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Prevent Getting Sick

Local Child Care Referrals – The YMCA Childcare Resource Service is offering enhanced child care referral services to help essential critical infrastructure workers, health care workers, and first responders find licensed daycare and child care in San Diego County. Learn More

State-wide Child Care Referrals – Enter your zip code to see the child care providers available in your area: Child Care Locator

Small Business Assistance and Resources for Child Care Providers

Federal, state, and local government officials are working together to provide multiple funding options to small businesses seeking relief. Learn more by clicking the titles below.

The Small Business Stimulus Grant Program is available to businesses affected by COVID-19. Applications are now open for eligible businesses, subject to the availability of funding. The program is funded by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors allocated federal CARES Act funding. Apply at https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/stimulusgrant/


On November 30, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom announced the following assistance for Businesses impacted by COVID 19:

Tax Relief for Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

California will provide temporary tax relief for eligible businesses impacted by COVID-19 restrictions. The temporary tax relief:

  1. Entails an automatic three-month income tax extension for taxpayers filing less than $1 million in sales tax.
  2. Extends the availability of existing interest and penalty-free payment agreements to companies with up to $5 million in taxable sales.
  3. Provides expanded interest-free payment options for larger businesses particularly affected by significant restrictions on operations based on COVID-19 transmissions.

Governor Newsom’s announcement builds on the state’s ongoing business support throughout the pandemic, including the Main Street Hiring Tax Credit, which authorizes $100 million in hiring tax credit for qualified small businesses. The credit is equal to $1,000 per qualified employee, up to $100,000 for each small business employer. The application for the Main Street Small Business Tax Credit opened on December 1. A full list of existing state support for businesses can be found here.

New COVID Relief Grant for Small Businesses

The Governor announced the creation of a $500 million COVID Relief Grant administered by the California Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA) at the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development for small impacted by COVID health and safety restrictions.

The Grant will distribute relief through grants of up to $25,000 to those located in economically disadvantaged and historically under resourced and small businesses throughout the state by early 2021. Non-profits would also be eligible for these grants. CalOSBA is establishing the program and will make it available to small businesses as soon as possible – for updates on availability visit here.

Increased Funding for the California Rebuilding Fund

The Governor also announced that the state would expand the California Rebuilding Fund by $12.5 million, bringing the total investment to $37.5 million. These efforts are informed by recommendations made by the Governor’s Task Force on Business and Jobs Recovery.

All interested small business owners can apply for a loan at www.CALoanFund.org

PIN 20-15-CCP provides current Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance from the Governor’s Office for all child care settings and providers. This PIN and the updated statewide COVID-19 guidance supersedes PIN 20-06-CCP that expired June 30, and PIN 20-04-CCP, as it pertains to the staff to child ratio requirements.

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Previous PINs Notices

Identify reopening key components by using this emergency child care toolkit by the San Diego County Office of Education.

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A fact sheet—published jointly by the Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality (GCPI) and National Women’s Law Center—offers information to help providers navigate tough decisions that may involve trade-offs between the immediate financial needs of your staff and the long-term viability of your businesses. The first section outlines financial support programs available to help cover providers’ business expenses. In some cases, more than one option may be available and desirable. The second section explores the financial supports available to help workers who see their hours cut or are laid off.

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The Child Care Law Center, in collaboration with Public Counsel, provides updated information and Q&As when new guidance or policies are issued. It should not be viewed as legal or other professional advice.

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Congress recently passed a sweeping economic stimulus bill, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) to provide relief to America’s families, small businesses, and major industries as they struggle with the effects of the COVID-19 crisis. The CARES Act includes many potential relief opportunities for the nation’s child care industry, which has been hit with widespread layoffs and closures as a result of catastrophic drops in enrollment.

The First Five Years Fund website informs about a small business relief program, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which is available to many child care businesses. This website provides information on how to apply as well as answers to many frequently asked questions about this program.

First Five Years Fund SBA website:

https://www.ffyf.org/small-business-administration-sba-loans-immediately-available-to-child-care-providers/

For more information beyond what is included here, please visit the SBA Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources website at https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources or contact your bank.

Congress recently passed a sweeping economic stimulus bill, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) to provide relief to America’s families, small businesses, and major industries as they struggle with the effects of the COVID-19 crisis. The CARES Act includes many potential relief opportunities for the nation’s child care industry, which has been hit with widespread layoffs and closures as a result of catastrophic drops in enrollment.

The First Five Years Fund website informs about a small business relief program, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which is available to many child care businesses. This website provides information on how to apply as well as answers to many frequently asked questions about this program.

First Five Years Fund SBA website:

https://www.ffyf.org/small-business-administration-sba-loans-immediately-available-to-child-care-providers/

For more information beyond what is included here, please visit the SBA Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources website or contact your bank.

Disaster Assistance is now available to all California small businesses that have been economically impacted by COVID-19. The US Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to all small businesses suffering substantial economic injury.

Economic Injury Disaster Loans of up to $2 million are available for qualifying small businesses, private nonprofits, and small agricultural cooperatives and aquaculture enterprises that have been financially impacted as a direct result of the coronavirus since Jan. 31, 2020. These loans can be used to fulfill financial obligations and operating expenses that could have otherwise been met if the disaster had not occurred, including fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t be paid because of the disaster’s impact.

Eligibility is based on the financial impact of the coronavirus. For more information on eligibility and interest rates, please visit https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela or call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955.

The US Senate yesterday voted in favor of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The House of Representatives will vote on it tomorrow before sending to President Trump for signature. Included in the package, which is close to $2 trillion, is $377 billion in assistance for small businesses. The money is split into:

  • $350 billion in loan forgiveness grants to small businesses and nonprofits to maintain the existing workforce and help pay for other expenses like rent, mortgage, and utilities;
  • $10 billion for SBA emergency grants of up to $10,000 to provide immediate relief for small business operating costs; and
  • $17 billion for SBA to cover 6 months of payments for small businesses with existing SBA loans.

California has several resources for small businesses navigating the effects of COVID-19. If you’re looking for information, check out:

For the latest information regarding COVID-19, please visit COVID19.CA.gov