San Francisco converts rec facilities to emergency child care centers

The Recreation and Park Department will keep centers open until at least June 2 to provide care for children of healthcare workers, first responders, and other essential City employees.
April 09, 2020

Mayor London N. Breed today announced that San Francisco’s emergency child and youth care centers will remain open until at least June 2 to provide a safe place for children of first responders, healthcare workers, and essential City employees. The extension comes after the San Francisco Unified School District announced this week that public schools will not reopen until the fall.

The emergency child and youth care centers are part of the City’s efforts to support essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Emergency care, which began on March 16, is provided at 28 locations across the city to children from kindergarten through eighth grade. The centers are open from 6:30 am to 7:30 pm to support healthcare workers in public and private hospitals and clinics who work 12‑hour shifts.

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