06 April 2020 – Increase in in-home child care for frontline workers

Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Health
Intervention Categories: Legal and policy; New initiatives
Level of Jurisdiction: Texas
Lead People/Agency: Governor Greg Abbott

Overview: Governor Greg Abbott announced that Care.com is increasing in-home child care access for frontline workers responding to the COVID-19 emergency. As part of this initiative, Care.com is offering 90 days of free, premium access to their services, along with specific portals for frontline workers and caregivers in Texas.
Full details here: https://gov.texas.gov/news/post/governor-abbott-announces-care.com-initiative-to-increase-in-home-child-care-access-for-frontline-workers

Type of Justification: Anecdotal Evidence (e.g. social or traditional media with limited evidence base)
Evidence/Justification: This Care.com initiative will provide an additional avenue of support for our frontline workers throughout the COVID-19 response, said Governor Abbott.