News, Updates & Events
Posted June 6, 2019 at 06:03 PM by Shelly Nye
The United States is currently experiencing a significant increase in the number of measles cases. Nationwide, as of May 31, 2019, there have been 981 cases diagnosed in 26 states, including a case that was diagnosed and infectious while visiting Nevada. This is the largest number of cases in the United States in the last 25 years. The numbers this year are expected to continue to rise given multiple outbreaks throughout the country, including outbreaks in nearby states such as California. Below are links to provide you with the latest information on the outbreaks and resources on measles specifically geared for childcare providers.
The current situation emphasizes the importance of using Nevada’s immunization registry; NV WebIZ, to ensure that all children in childcare, as well as childcare employees, are adequately immunized and up-to-date on all recommended immunizations. In addition, NAC 441A.245 requires that childcare facilities must report confirmed or suspected cases of communicable diseases to local health authorities. If you suspect a child or an employee in your facility has symptoms associated with measles, this must be reported to the local health authority, or to the Division of Public and Behavior Health at (775) 400-0333 which is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Useful Links and Resources for Childcare Providers
- Centers For Disease Control Educational Resources for Parents and Childcare Providers
- Number of Measles Cases and Outbreaks reported to the CDC (Updated every Monday)
- Immunize Nevada “What you need to know about Measles”
- Information on Nevada WebIZ
- Regulations Regarding Reporting of Communicable Diseases by Child Care Facilities (NAC 441A.245)
Posted May 21, 2019 at 08:04 AM by Shelly Nye
An important message from the Adminstration for Chilldren & Family Office of Child Care:
July 31st is National Heatstroke Prevention Day.
As summer heats up, heatstroke continues to be the number one vehicle-related killer of children, outside of car crashes, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. Children are more...
Posted January 9, 2019 at 04:49 PM by Shelly Nye
A message from the Division of Public and Behavioral Health:
It is now necessary for students enrolling into early education programs, preschool and kindergarten in Nevada to receive all required vaccines at the youngest recommended age per the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices...
Posted March 5, 2018 at 04:30 PM by Shelly Nye
It is now necessary for children being admitted to child care or accommodation facilities in Nevada to receive all required vaccines at the youngest recommended age per the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).
Posted March 5, 2018 at 04:22 PM by Shelly Nye
It is now required that individuals newly enrolling into school or being admitted into childcare provide evidence of Varicella (chickenpox) immunity upon entrance. This requirement will only impact individuals being admitted to child care or enrolling into a school in Nevada after June 30, 2018. A written statement from a physician attesting to a person’s positive history of Varicella or...
Posted December 7, 2017 at 09:35 AM by Shelly Nye
A message from State Child Care Licensing:
Under Nevada law, each public school, private school, and child care facility shall report by Dec. 31 of each year the exact number of pupils who have completed the immunizations required for enrollment. Immunize Nevada is collecting this information on behalf of the Nevada...
Posted September 15, 2017 at 03:45 PM by Shelly Nye
Check out this great resource available through The Children's Cabinet. The Connecting Kids to Coverage program helps Nevada’s uninsured individuals and families access healthcare and support services by providing application assistance and connecting families to community resources.