YMCA helps essential workers with childcare

The Eugene Family YMCA is offering full day care for essential workers.

Posted: Apr 2, 2020 5:33 AM
Updated: Apr 2, 2020 10:43 AM

EUGENE, Ore. –The Eugene family YMCA is partnering with the City of Eugene to offer essential workers support while they do their jobs.

Since March 23 they have continued to offer full day care for first responders, medical professionals and other essential workers.

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YMCA officials said it's critical that people who are expected to work have a safe place for their children to play, learn and get some exercise.

Brian Steffen, CEO Eugene Family YMCA, said: "Infants up to 12 years old, that's the focus that we're providing right now, and we're doing that as part of a broad collaboration, so for example the YMCA is focused on care of children who would typically be in one of the 26 childcare sites that we have throughout Lane County. And then school providers are also helping provide services to some of the infants and toddlers."

Steffen also said kids and staff have their temperature taken every day and they're keeping a close eye on everyone, watching for symptoms.

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