Please check back regularly as this situation continues to change and we will be posting updates as changes occur.


April 28th, 2022

Dear Families

Effective 4/29/22, NCO HSCDP will be temporarily updating our masking requirements to only being required when the CDC designates our communities as high-risk for COVID-19 or when an individual tests out early from COVID-19 isolation.

Beginning tomorrow (04/29/2022) staff, children, and families will not be required to wear masks at our centers or offices. Individuals may choose to continue to mask, and we respect their decision to do so.

We will be updating our HSCDP COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidelines in the coming week to reflect this change, which will be available on our website by 5/6/22.

Please note, we are still waiting on finalization of the interim final rule. Once finalization has happened, we will be communicating our final masking requirements which may or may not require us to go back to masking full-time.
Again, at this time, masking will only be required when we are at high-risk or if a staff or child tests out early from a COVID-19 isolation, as per California Department of Public Health and CDC guidelines.

You can view our full guideline HERE! (GUIDELINES UPDATED 04/2022)

We are constantly monitoring the situation and are ensuring that safety is the highest priority for the children, families and staff that we serve.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding our guidelines during this time, please do not hesitate to contact our main office at 707-462-2582.

Miriam McNamara (Program Director) 

Additional Information

Stay Informed

The following websites provide up-to-date, reliable information regarding COVID-19.

Use of Cloth Face Covering and How to Make Them  English    Español

COVID-19 Health Literacy Project- COVID-19 fact sheets are divided by both language and age. 30 different langauges are available

Centers for Disease Control 

California Department of Public Health

Lake County Public Health Department

Mendocino County Public Health Department

Essential Workers COVID-19 Vaccine Toolkit 

COVID-19 Vaccine Info

FAQ about COVID-19

Resources on how to talk to your children about COVID-19

Sesame Street in Communities - Health Emergencies 

Bright Horizons  Webiste - Talking to children about COVID-19

 Kids Health Website - Coronavirus (COVID-19) How to talk to your child

 National Public Radio Website - Just for Kids: A Comic Exploring The New Coronavirus ( Story and Audio)

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