Important information about measles outbreak

June 2017

Since the initial information regarding the measles outbreak was posted, the DHS Licensing Division has received questions from licensed child care providers.

Among the questions is whether a licensed child care center or licensed family child care provider can exclude a child from care if the child is not current on all required immunizations, even if the parent/guardian has claimed an allowable exemption. The following important message addresses this.

Updated Message June 2017: Immunizations in DHS Licensed Programs (PDF)

May 2017

Several Minnesota counties are experiencing a measles outbreak. As a licensed family child care provider, you must follow licensing requirements relating to child immunization records. Please read the following documents that pertain to the outbreak and immunization laws, and follow the instructions contained in the message to licensed providers.

  • Message to family child care providers (PDF)
  • Family child care licensing requirements re: immunizations
  • A guide to Minnesota’s immunization law for child care providers
  • Child care immunization form
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