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

May 26, 2020

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.

Physical distancing, staffs with masks and other safety protocols are enforced at Amazon Community Center's COVID Relief Childcare.
Credit Amazon Community Center

“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.

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.
Credit Amazon Community Center

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