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Update: March 13, 2020

During the past several days, the situation with the Coronavirus has rapidly evolved and we have been monitoring everything carefully. We strived to keep the Center open as long as possible as we know that many of our families depend on the Center. Please know the safety and well being of our children is always the top priority at the Center and the mental, physical and emotional health of our children is at the forefront of our decision-making during this coronavirus situation.  

Schools are closed in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia.  The White House has recommended that we all cancel or postpone gatherings of 10 of more in the coming weeks. As a result, and in an abundance of caution, I believe it is prudent for the Center to close tomorrow, Tuesday, March 16, 2020 re-opening on Wednesday, April 1st.  We will provide updates as to the status of the Center as soon as we have more information.

We thank you for your support during this difficult time.

We will continue to monitor the situation closely and will keep you informed as much as possible.  If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to me at

Layla Asplen

CDC Handwashing Page    |    |

800 Independence Ave, SW Washington, DC 20591 / P.O. Box 44094 Washington, 20026

202.267.7672 / 202.267.7673/ 202.267.5158 Fax



We continue to review the latest information from the CDC and local department of health to ensure our policies and procedures align with the latest recommended preventive measures. We also continue to implement the following:

  • Stay home if ill – We are reminding everyone – parents, children and staff alike – to stay home at the first sign of illness and for a sufficient time period afterwards. If you are concerned that your child is experiencing a cold that is lasting longer than a few days, appears ill, or is experiencing discomfort or distress in terms of breathing, you should consult with your health care provider.

  • Keep sick children at home for at least 24 hours after they no longer have a fever without using fever- reducing medication.

  • Contact with someone who is ill – If you and/or your children have had direct contact in the past two weeks with someone diagnosed with COVID-19, please stay home, contact your health care provider to plan your care, and then alert us.

Stay informed – Regularly monitor information coming from the CDC:
and from your local health department. We understand the level of uncertainty this outbreak presents for all of us. It’s important right now that we work together to remain focused on what we can control. 

Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns.

- FAA/DOT CDC Board of Directors

800 Independence Ave, SW Washington, DC 20591 / P.O. Box 44094 Washington, 20026

202.267.7672 / 202.267.7673/ 202.267.5532 Fax

 FAA/DOT Child Development Center 
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