The county is responsible for licensing child care homes where children from more than one family and/or relatives are cared for. The county conducts background studies and orientations for prospective child care providers, does in-home interviews and safety checks, recommends providers for licensure, and supports existing providers.
COVID-19 resources for providers
For specific health-related questions regarding your child care, email the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) at
If you are notified of
a lab-confirmed case of COVID-19 in your program, emailcontact MDH at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Both emails are staffed by MDH personnel evenings and weekends.
All Minnesotans can receive free at-home COVID-19 saliva testing, with or without symptoms. Order your at-home test from Vault Medical Services.
Guides and resources
What to Do When Notified of a Lab-Confirmed Case of COVID-19 in Child Care Settings or Youth Programs
COVID-19 Decision Tree for People in Schools, Youth, and Child Care Programs
MDH Schools and Child Care Covid-19 Resource page
- Minnesota Department of Health Hotline: 651-201-3920 (7 a.m.–7 p.m.)
For further questions and support, please contact
Child Care Licensing