Sunday, May 10, 2020

In the News: "Extent of reopening hinges on child care availability"

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"Transportation and child care, including summer camps, are key pieces of the “infrastructure” necessary for Massachusetts to reopen its economy, Senate President Karen Spilka says.

Spilka said the COVID-19 crisis “has made it really clear just how important accessible, reliable, quality child care is for so many families across our commonwealth,” and that she’s asked the Senate’s COVID-19 working group, led by state Sen. Jo Comerford, D-Northampton, to make recommendations around child care.

“I think we can fight for, hopefully, some federal funds to help our economic recovery, public private partnerships with our business community, because I just don’t think it’s realistic at all to expect people to be able to go back to work without giving them a timeline for day cares, and for that matter summer camps,” Spilka told the News Service."

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