FAQs during the Public Health Emergency Related to Executive Order 264 – Vaccination and Testing Requirements

NJ child care workers must get COVID vaccine or face regular tests, Murphy announces

Letter to Providers re: Executive Order No. 264 (as of Thursday, September 23, 2021)

About Executive Order No. 264

To all New Jersey small business owners impacted by Hurricane Ida: Be sure to take photos & document any damage resulting from Wednesday’s storm to ensure you have documentation of impact needed for insurance & any federal or state relief programs that may become available moving forward.

Department of Health and NJDOE Issue Updated School Guidance – The Road Forward: Health and Safety Guidance for the 2021-2022 School Year (as of Friday, August 20, 2021)

COVID-19 Vaccine Toolkit for Staff in School Settings and Childcare Programs (as of Friday, July 9, 2021)

CDC Guidance for COVID-19 Prevention in K-12 Schools (as of Friday, July 9, 2021)

Latest COVID-19 and Summer Program Provider Survey – Plus: New Tool for ARP Fund Use

Department of Health Issues Updated COVID-19 Youth Summer Camp Standards Guidelines (as of June 9, 2021)

CDC Issues Updated Summer Camp Guidance for Operating Youth Camps (updated Friday, May 28, 2021)

DOE publishes Ed COVID-19 Handbook: Roadmap to Reopening Safely and Meeting All Students’ Needs – April 2021

Guidance for Operating Youth and Summer Camps During COVID-19 (as of Saturday, April 24, 2021)

New Jersey Department of Children and Families’ (DCF) COVID-19 Notification Protocols (updated Wed May 19, 2021)

New Jersey Department of Health’s COVID-19 Public Health Recommendations for Operating Child Care Centers (updated Wed May 26, 2021)

State of New Jersey’s Executive Directive No. 21-004 – COVID-19 Child Care Standards (issued Wed May 26, 2021)

Updated COVID-19 Standards Child Care Centers

check out these updated resource links:


Air Filter: COVID-19 Disinfectant (Suggestion)

Funding Opportunities / Grant Notices




Web Learning / Zoom Meetings

Dear Afterschool Friends,

During these uncertain times, we want you to know that the staff at NJSACC are here for you. The safety of you, your family and the families and children you serve, is our highest priority.

We will be communicating regularly via the NJSACC flash, the website and via email communication, providing information, resources, technical assistance, professional development opportunities, and help however we are able. While NJSACC staff are all working from home, we are also available for phone consultation to help program directors and staff develop plans to keep staff and youth engaged. All of these services will be provided for free until further notice.

If you are not working right now or have questions about unemployment eligibility, please refer to the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development here:


If you are working from home, we are able to assist you and your staff in using this time productively through online professional development and training and virtual technical assistance with NJSACC staff. Similar to our Voices of the Field Talking Series, we have been hosting weekly virtual discussions, titled “Afterschool Conversations with NJSACC,” to share current program practices, resources and questions. Please see the meeting information below:

Afterschool Conversations with NJSACC – join us

We also encourage afterschool and out-of-school time providers and professionals to share with the larger field by contributing ideas and questions on our Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest pages @NJSACC.

Our central information hub will be the NJSACC FLASH and our website where we will be continuously posting new resources and information: njsacc.org . If your program is currently operating and looking for qualified staff, please send NJSACC job postings for the Jobs FLASH here.

If you have questions or for more information, please reach out to NJSACC’S Executive Director, Diane Genco here or the Director of Partnerships and Quality Initiatives, Ebony Grace here.

Let’s stay connected and continue to support one another through this pandemic. We care about the welfare and development of the youth we serve and will continue to give them the best we can.

Diane Genco, Executive Director NJSACC: Statewide Network for New Jersey’s Afterschool Communities