Ionia County Intermediate School District (ICISD) is collaborating with public and private childcare providers across the ICISD service area to mobilize in response to Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s most recent call to action. On March 18, 2020, Governor Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-16 requesting intermediate school districts to coordinate and provide emergency childcare for employees responsible for essential operations during the COVID-19 crisis.  It allows employers, such as hospitals, to operate a disaster relief childcare center for their employees. It also allows public and nonpublic schools to be used for maintaining a disaster relief childcare center.

The call to provide disaster relief childcare centers comes in light of feedback from essential service staff who cannot work their shifts because they lack safe childcare. ICISD is working in close cooperation XXXXXXX for childcare needs.

Executive Order 2020-16