The Governor issued an emergency order on 4/1/2020.  This order provides flexibility for certain child care rules.  DPHHS understands the need to balance strict adherence to the CDC guidelines to ensure we are keeping people safe and healthy with the need for child care as a key support for essential workers during this emergency.  DPHHS has been working with many partners including: the Association of Montana Public Health Officials, the Montana Advocates for Children, the Early Childhood Project at Montana State University, and Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies across the state.  

Here are the directives.