States scramble to arrange child care for essential workers

March 29, 2020

Associated Press

With schools and many day care centers closed, states, local governments and philanthropists are scrambling to free up parents who are medical workers, emergency responders and others needed on the front lines of the fight against the coronavirus outbreak.

“We have historically not had the infrastructure and supply of child care available to families at an affordable cost prior to the pandemic,” said Lynette Fraga, executive director of advocacy group Child Care Aware of America. For essential workers, she said: “The inability to find that care is exacerbated as the result of the times we find ourselves in.”

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