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Middlesex Y offers emergency child care

The Middlesex Family YMCA is offering emergency child care for essential service workers during the current health crisis, beginning on Monday, March 30.

According to a press release, while the Greater YMCA of the Virginia Peninsulas is supporting members through virtual programs during the coronavirus pandemic, the organization’s facilities have transitioned “to support the fight against the spread of COVID-19.”

School-age children of health-care workers and other personnel identified by Gov. Ralph Northam as essential will be eligible for the service, said the release. This includes children in grades K-8, or ages 5-12. The capacity is 27 children, said the release. The cost for members is $19 a day, for non-members, $30 a day. Hours will be 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Scholarships are available.

Adam Klutts, president and CEO of the YMCA of the Virginia Peninsulas, said that the Y has been working with local hospitals and agencies to understand their needs a...

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