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Child Care Funding Available to Essential Workers

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Alexandria, VA –  In its nightly email, the city continues to urge residents to stay at home, unless going out is essential. And when out, they stress the importance of maintaining six feet of distance around others.

Essential Workers Receive Further Support Through Child Care Assistance

Governor Northam announced that an additional $70 Million is available to essential workers through the CARES Act to help cover child care costs. The funding also: 1) provides incentive grants to providers until the end of June; 2) ends co-payments for low-income working families who receive federal subsidy dollars for care; 3) readies schools to act as emergency care shelters, if necessary; and 4) gives funding to currently closed providers who are part of the federal subsidy program.

Parents who are part of Virginia’s subsidy program will have their co-payments waived for April, May, and June. Subsidy staff are available to help and answer questions.  Need to reach out? Call 703-746-5437 or email

For child care centers that are still operating, click HERE. Essential personnel can find information HERE.

Telework Webinar This Week

Own a business in town? Go Alex, Alexandria’s mobility operations program is partnering with the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce and Telework!VA for a webinar this Tuesday, April 21 at 1 p.m. The program will feature representatives from these groups who will answer your questions. They will cover topics such as maintaining success while working remotely. There is no cost to attend but registration is required.

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Kevin Dauray

Kevin is Publisher's Assistant with The Zebra Press. He has been working for Alexandria's "Good News" newspaper since 2019. A graduate of George Mason University, he earned a bachelor's in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. He also studied at the Columbia School of Broadcasting and holds a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marymount University. He is an alumnus of T.C. Williams High School. Go Titans!

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