14 Houston-area YMCAs offering child care to essential business workers
HOUSTON – YMCA of Greater Houston is offering child care at select locations to essential business workers amid the coronavirus pandemic. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks will be provided by the Houston Food Bank. According to the YMCA website, essential personnel is defined as city and county staff responding to the COVID-19 crisis, first responders such as police, fire, and EMS, medical personnel, those who work at food bank and grocery stores, and other organizations or businesses providing critical services to the community during this time. Proof of employment will be checked up first drop-off. Anderson Family YMCA705 Cavalcade St., Houston, TXTexas Medical Center YMCA5614 H.Mark Crosswell Jr St., Houston, TXYMCA Children’s Academy at University Park11144 Compaq Center W Drive, Houston, TXWendel D. Ley Family YMCA15055 Wallisville Road, Houston, TXThe Woodlands YMCA - Shadowbend6145 Shadowbend Pl, The Woodlands, TXFor more information, visit the YMCA website.
LIST: All the essential businesses that will remain open during the stay-home-work-safe order
Harris County, Houston and Montgomery County announced Tuesday that the stay home order issued last week was extended through the end of April. While the orders are in place, only essential businesses can remain in operation. Workers – including contracted vendors -- who maintain, manufacture, or supply digital systems infrastructure supporting law enforcement emergency service, and response operations. Additionally, workers needed to maintain the continuity of these manufacturing functions and associated supply chains. People in Harris County who have questions about whether their business or their employer is deemed essential can email firstname.lastname@example.org.