April 16, 2021

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission adopted emergency rule 26 Texas Administrative Code §745.10005 last year. The rule established temporary requirements in response to the COVID-19 pandemic for:

  • Licensed child-care centers
  • School age programs
  • Before and after school programs
  • Licensed child care homes
  • Registered child care homes

This emergency rule expires at 11:59 p.m. on April 20, 2021. It will not be extended.

Providers can continue to track the changes to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidance for Operating Child Care Programs.

Email HHSC Minimum Standards Comments with your questions.