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Today Governor Baker announced a four-phase reopening for Massachusetts, a comprehensive plan to safely get people back to work and ease restrictions while minimizing the health impacts of COVID-19. Visit the new Reopening Massachusetts webpage for details, including the report of the Reopening Advisory Board.

What does this mean for child care?  

  • During phase 1, exempt emergency child care will remain in place to meet the needs of families with no alternatives for child care. Currently this system, which can serve up to 10,000 children, is at only 35% capacity. 
  • The Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) and the Department of Public Health (DPH) are creating additional health and safety standards for serving more children and families.
  • For additional info visit EEC's new page, Reopening Child Care: A Phased Approach
  • EEC regulations are being informed by field data from educators and families, as well as public health guidance.   

There are still many unknowns for families, educators, program directors, and state officials. What we know for sure is that safe, high-quality child care is essential to any reopening plan and economic recovery. 

More information and advocacy opportunities to follow in the days and weeks ahead. 

Thank you for all you are doing to support children and families.

 

 
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