March 19, 2020
As we began to see schools around the state shutdown, we knew immediately that child care providers would quickly become overwhelmed. We also knew that as more and more people were sent home from work, some would find themselves losing children, and wondering if they would still get paid.
Our union, CCPU quickly organized and starting demanding the state come up with solutions to ensure that we could not only care for the possible influx of children, but that those would may lose children would be paid.
And we did it!
Thanks to the hard work of members like you, Governor Newsom has agreed to take steps to ensure that child care providers are properly paid, and won’t have vital utilities shut off during this state of emergency.
This week, Gov. Newsom issued the following orders:
The state also released guidelines for the containment and control of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) for child care settings. You can view those guidelines here.
In moments of crisis, we pull through by uniting, as we’ve done in the past. COVID-19 has shown us that we are dependent on each other and whether we’re Black or white, Latino or Asian, native or newcomer, it all comes down to our shared values as providers.
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