Care as an Essential Service

Childcare administrators who elect to remain open during this time are providing an essential service for families who face childcare hardship and for essential health care and disaster relief workers.

According to Public Health Shelter-in-Place, child \care services may be provided only to enable employees allowed in the Order to work as permitted. To read the full Public Health Order (including a list of employees who are permitted to work) see Monterey County Health Order.

Families who have options to keep children at home safely should do so. This is the safest plan during a Shelter-In-Place order.