This is from the Office of Childcare Licensing and we wanted to share this information with families.
To All Family, Large Family and Center Child Care Providers,
We wanted to share this information and resend our table to show different levels of concern for air quality. Air Quality Reaches Hazardous Levels in Delaware Due to Canadian Wildfires - State of Delaware News
In response to the air quality alert issued for Delaware, the Office of Child Care Licensing would like to provide clarification on weather advisories for air quality.
DELACARE Regulations require licensees to follow the guidelines of the National Weather Service if an advisory regarding health or safety risks has been issued. These alerts can be found at https://www.weather.gov/. In addition, DNREC offers air quality email alerts. To receive these alerts, send a blank email to email@example.com.
The table from https://dnrec.alpha.delaware.gov/air/quality/forecast/ shows the different levels of concern for air quality. For licensed providers, children may not go outside when there is a code orange, red, purple, or maroon. For code orange, the National Weather Service includes children as a member of the “sensitive groups.”
For more information on the air quality alerts in Delaware, please visit https://dnrec.alpha.delaware.gov/air/quality/forecast/. For air quality information for your specific zip code, please visit www.airnow.gov.