In response to inquiries, the Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) offers the following information to clarify its expectations related to in-person visitation. On June 17, 2020, the Governor’s proclamation 20.33 was extended to July 1, 2020. The Proclamation does not suspend in-person visits, but gives DCYF and Family Time providers the flexibility to utilize remote technology when in-person visit cannot be provided safely.
Family Time In-Person Visits Guidance
In cases where health and safety protocols cannot be followed, the visit should occur remotely.
If the visit must be cancelled, it should be rescheduled.
If a Family Time provider is unable to provide in-person visitation even when health and safety protocols can be followed, the visit should be re-assigned to another provider who is able to provide in-person visitation.
Please remember, regardless of whether the proclamation is extended or not, DCYF is committed to returning safely to in-person visitation. If you have any questions, please contact the Regional Leads.
DCYF: Regional Visit Leads:
Region 1: Kurtis League
Region 2: Delton Hauck
Region 3: Felix Idahosa
Region 4: Lisa McKee
Region 5: Laneta Able
Region 6: Arthur Fernandez