Nurse: “Without the child care, I wouldn't have been able to go to work”

Posted: Updated:

 Community organizations are opening up their doors to watch the kids of Westchester's essential employees.

Westchester County, the local school districts, and organizations like the YMCA of Central and Northern Westchester are offering free child care.

Kids are having their temperatures taken and kept at a safe social distance from each other. 

The opportunity allows essential workers and first responders to go out and serve the community every day.  "Without the child care, I wouldn't have been able to go to work. So this is very important and I'm very appreciative of it so I can go see my patients," says Sarah Soeum, a nurse practitioner at Scarsdale Medical Group.

The county recommends you reach out to your local school district directly for child care options.

CORONAVIRUS TRACKER - Cases in the tri-state area

MORE: LIVE BLOG - Coronavirus updates from the tri-state area and beyond 

COMPLETE COVERAGE: Coronavirus stories from News 12 

GET INFORMATION: Coronavirus details from the CDC

CORONAVIRUS PREVENTION: What you can do to protect yourself

GET THE FACTS: What you need to know about coronavirus

BY THE NUMBERS: The latest statistics from the CDC

PHOTOS: The impact of coronavirus around the world

 

 

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."