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Island County > Emergency Management > COVID-19 Child care Resources

Child Care and School Closure Resources:

Finding a Childcare Provider

Washington State Department of Children, Youth and Families:
Childcare Aware of Washington:

Are childcare options being provided during closures?

Closing schools has a major impact on our ability to staff hospitals, health care facilities, and other fire and medical departments. Superintendents have been asked to provide childcare, at no cost, to families who are in the medical field or who are first responders.

What if I don’t work in those fields?
If families don’t work in the healthcare or first responder fields, but are expected to continue to attend work during the closure, they should reach out to their school district. Districts can make additional decisions that are needed for their communities.

If childcare options are provided, how will those children be kept safe?
Districts that provide childcare have been advised to take every measure possible to keep students safe, including providing social distancing, ensuring consistent hand washing, sending students home if they’re sick, and routinely disinfecting commonly touched surfaces.


Talking to your Child about COVID-19


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