Child care support for health care providers and essential staff
March 23, 2020 // FOUND IN: Updates & Resources
If you are a parent who provides direct patient care during the COVID-19 pandemic, or essential support that helps to facilitate care, there are priority child care options for you.
- Contact U-M Family Helpers: About 100 U-M students (including medical and nursing students) have joined the family helpers program to help first responders and essential staff. Sign in to Family Helpers and look for student profiles flagged “AVAILABLE TO HELP DURING CORONAVIRUS EMERGENCY.” This resource is for Michigan Medicine employees.
- Washtenaw Intermediate School District and Child Care Network First Responder Care: Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued an executive order to coordinate additional child care for first responders. This service is for anyone on campus or at Michigan Medicine with an essential role in care, safety, cleaning, and dining support. Fill out this form and the Child Care Network will contact you directly.