COVID-19 Update 3/16/2020

DISCLAIMER: This one of many regular updates that ELCMC is providing. This posting exists to make previous updates more easily accessible, so some information provided may now be outdated.

COVID-19 ELCMC Guidance #2 3.16.2020

Good Afternoon Providers,

Please find attached a detailed update on the COVID-19 Virus impacting us. You can expect a daily update by email from the ELCMC team around 5pm, Monday through Friday – or as breaking news is released.

  • As of the release of this notice, ELCMC is NOT planning to close our office. However, effective Wednesday, March 18, 2020 through April 5, 2020 – ELCMC will close to the public at 3:30 PM daily. This will allow ELCMC Office staff to sanitize our building thoroughly.
  • Attendance and Emergency Closure Procedures remain the same at this time:
    • Private childcare businesses who choose to close at this time will not qualify for reimbursement under the school readiness program emergency closure guidelines.
  • Private childcare business who remain open should operate as they would on a typical day. Typical attendance tracking (sign in/out sheets and attendance rosters) should be maintained and submitted during appropriate times as usual.
  • If you are planning to close, please respond to this email with the following information:

Site Name:

Closure Dates:

Anticipated Reopening:

  • We are working on responding to individual questions – please continue to be patient with us as we want to ensure each question is answered appropriately and thoroughly.
  • Continue to send your questions by responding to these emails.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Numerous Events have been cancelled or rescheduled, below is a list of events either sponsored by ELCMC or that ELCMC was planning to attend:





HMG Books, Balls, and Blocks

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 – 1pm-4pm

ELCMC Office

Rescheduled to date in May – TBA

CEP Business After Hours – Florida Credit Union to benefit ELCMC

Thursday, March 19, 2020 – 5pm-7pm

Florida Credit Union & ELCMC Office

Cancelled – more info TBA

AMP Youth Health Fair

Sunday, March 22, 2020 – 10am

Cancelled – more info TBA

32nd Annual ECE Conference

Saturday, March 28, 2020 – 7:15am-4:00pm

College of Central FL

Rescheduled to June 6, 2020 – same times/location

OASN Autism Walk

Saturday, March 28, 2020 – 9:45am

Sholom Park

Cancelled – more info TBA

Marion County Day

Saturday, March 28, 2020 – 10am-2pm

McPherson Gov Campus, Ocala

Cancelled – more info TBA

Pinwheels for Prevention

Saturday, March 4, 2020 – 11am-2pm

Citizen’s Circle – Ocala

Cancelled – more info TBA

Thank you,

Elizabeth Deola

Chief Program Officer

2300 SW 17th Rd

Ocala, FL 34471

Telephone: (352) 369-2315 ext. 234  Fax: (352) 369-2308

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ELCMC hours of operation are: Monday-Thursday 7:00 AM- 5:00 PM and Friday 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM.

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