Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO). (2020). Childcare Services for Essential Workforce Personnel *.
This resource highlights how states have prioritized continuity of childcare services to essential personnel through the duration of COVID-19 emergency. Massachusetts, Michigan, New York and Vermont have established frameworks to ensure undisrupted childcare services that include: providing gubernatorial guidance on essential service designations; permitting childcare centers to temporarily operate under disaster relief licenses and in other settings (such as hospitals and homes); and expanding the “key governmental employee” designation to include workers from child protective services, child welfare, and foster care.