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Gov. JB Pritzker gave an update on childcare for essential workers during his daily COVID-19 press briefing Sunday.


Gov. Pritzker indicated all essential workers now qualify for the state's Child Care Assistance Program effective April 1.



Gov. Pritzker says there are currently over 550 childcare centers and 1,500 home childcare providers providing childcare under the Emergency Childcare Center License.



The Governor also announced the state while be paying enhanced reimbursement rates for emergency childcare centers. The state is also providing one time stipends to childcare providers.



More information on emergency childcare for essential workers is available at www.coronavirus.illinois.gov.


The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 899 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 31 additional deaths. Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 11,256 cases, including 274 deaths, in 71 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years.

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