March 30, 2020

Child care needs during COVID-19 crisis

Many public service workers need help in caring for their children at this critical time. 

For as long as the COVID-19 public health emergency continues, emergency child care will be available to “essential workers” (as identified in Gov. Pritzker’s Executive Order 10). These emergency child care sites—in both homes and centers—will be the only child care legally allowed to operate during the COVID-19 State of Emergency.

Click here for more information if you are an "essential" worker seeking child care.

If you need child care and you are not considered an "essential" employee per EO-10, you may be eligible for special leave pursuant to the new Families First act.

Click here for a fact sheet on the Families First act, which also provides information on expanded sick leave.

You can find more information on our special COVID-19 resource page.

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