COVID-19 Child Care for Essential Workers
Child Care Resource NetworkCCRN is the clearinghouse for childcare openings and for requests for child care openings.
If you are an essential worker in need of child care, you can begin the matching process by clicking here or calling Child Care Navigators at 716-877-6666 ext. 3064
Interim Guidance for Administrators of US K-12 Schools and Child Care Programs
This interim guidance is based on what is currently known about the transmission and severity of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will update this guidance as needed and as additional information becomes available.
New York State Education Department (NYSED) Guidance on Essential Personnel for Childcare
Pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order 202.4, school districts in NYS are required to establish and submit plans for the care of children of essential personnel across a wide array of critical professions and occupations that are necessary to protect and support the public. The list here is intended as an illustration and guide, but not an exhaustive list of professions or occupations eligible for prioritized childcare.
Important Information About Coronavirus for Child Care Providers
The New York State Office of Children and Family Services provides a range of resources to help parents with their child care needs, people who want to start or are currently running child care programs, and anyone with a concern about the health or safety of a child in a day care program. View OCFS guidance and resource regarding coronavirus by clicking here.
Secretary to the Governor Melissa DeRosa Issues Report to Governor Cuomo Outlining the COVID-19 Maternity Task Force's Initial Recommendations
Recognizing the significant strain the COVID-19 pandemic has placed on hospital infrastructure and the concerns of many pregnant individuals across New York State, Governor Cuomo directed the NYS Council on Women and Girls, with the support of the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), to convene an expert task force to address the impact of COVID-19 on maternity. Read the report here.
National Diaper Bank for Parents to Access Diapers During this Challenging Time
If you or someone you know needs diapers, there may be assistance in your community.
To find out if an agency in your area provides diaper assistance to families in need, please call 2-1-1 on your phone or search online at 2-1-1.org. Specialists are available 24/7 to help identify local resources that may be able to help provide diapers and other basic necessities.