COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) Update and Resources for ChildCareVA

The Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) is working closely with administration, including the Virginia Department of Health, the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, the COVID-19 Taskforce, local partners, and stakeholders to activate emergency procedures.

Visit the COVID VDSS page on our state agency website for the most up-to-date information and guidance from the department.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) information continues to emerge, and updates are provided regularly by key officials. Please check here frequently for new child care information. The following are guidance links that provide the most up to date resources for Virginians regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

Child Care Aware, Virginia’s resource and referral agency, assists parents and guardians in finding child care that meets the needs of each family. In this difficult time, they stand ready to help families find care if their normal care arrangements have closed or if a family’s care needs change based on the essential nature of their job in order to serve the community. Visit to complete an online search for care or a search request form, or call 866-543-7852, selecting option 2, to discuss your child care needs, ask questions and receive a personalized list of referrals. If you are a provider who is updating your operating status, click here.

Federal / State Guidance

Health Guidance

Child Care Subsidy Program

Assistance for Providers and Individuals