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Child Care during COVID-19 / Cuidado de niños durante COVID-19


Governor Charlie Baker issued an emergency order extending the temporary closure of all non-emergency childcare programs until May 4 in an effort to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 in the Commonwealth.

This applies to group child care settings, both center- and family-based. The order does not apply to residential schools, community group homes, temporary shelters, transition-to-independent living facilities, teen parent programs, and DYS secure facilities.

EEC will continue paying subsidies and parent fees for our subsidized cases for the duration of the closure. Emergency child care programs authorized by EEC will serve children of families designated as COVID-19 Essential Workforce.

All families should keep children out of group care settings to the greatest extent possible to practice social distancing.

Emergency Child Care Directory


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