Perhaps. The nonprofit community may be able to address this need as well.
The Order DOES NOT apply to workers who support food, shelter, and social services, and other necessities of life for economically disadvantaged or otherwise needy individuals, such as those residing in shelters; or workers supporting public and private childcare establishments, …Continue Reading
Commerce is open to promoting creative ideas to assist during this crisis.
Yes, DCYF is considering emergency waivers on a case-by-case basis.
During long-term school closures, child care will be critically important so frontline healthcare workers and first responders can focus on slowing the spread of COVID-19 in our communities. Governor Inslee has communicated an expectation that school districts will make accommodations …Continue Reading
Hazard pay is generally at the discretion of employers. Commerce will monitor opportunities provided in federal supports.
Our local YMCA stands to lose a couple million dollars net (getting exact figures now). We are doing everything we can to keep people on our payroll (for the next two weeks). After March 31 we will have to lay people off. We employ about 350 people total. Add to this cost the loss of revenue and the longer we remain in lockdown, the worse the numbers get. Will there be resources to help?
Commerce is evaluating possible federal and state resources to provide relief to child care providers.