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Back To Work? COVID Relief Childcare Now Offered At Eugene's Community Centers

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Amazon Community Center
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Shortly after the COVID-19 shutdown, the City of Eugene provided childcare to parents working essential jobs. Now in the first recovery phase of the pandemic, Eugene Recreation Services has begun offering daycare to more families needing help.

Eugene has three community centers--Peterson Barn serves families in the west. Sheldon operates in the north. And in the southeast, there’s Amazon Community Center. They just expanded COVID Relief Childcare. Michael Cole is a program coordinator.

“This is for families going back to work,” Cole said, “a lot of folks are in this interim period--their children would normally be in school but now they will need childcare until we get to summer.”

Cole says each of the Rec centers operate under strict health and safety protocols. They take each child’s temperature daily and observe social distancing.

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Children and staff stay six feet apart inside and outside during COVID Relief Childcare at Amazon Community Center in Eugene. Peterson Barn and Sheldon centers have also expanded childcare services to any interested family.

Childcare schedules vary and there is a cost but Cole says families may apply for a discount if needed. The programs will run through June 19th.  

For more information on COVID Relief Childcare from City of Eugene Recreation:

http://Childcare link
http://file:///C:/Users/tiffa/Downloads/Covid%20Relief%20Childcare%20Information%20(1).pdf

Tiffany joined the KLCC News team in 2007. She studied journalism at the University of Missouri-Columbia and has worked in a variety of media including television and daily print news. For KLCC, Tiffany reports on health care, social justice and local/regional news. She has won awards from Oregon Associated Press, PRNDI, and Education Writers Association.
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