Child care at school
When the state closed schools to prevent the spread of coronavirus, the mandate included the stipulation that schools devise plans for child care for emergency services personnel. Under the Governor’s Executive Order 20-02, free school age care for the children of emergency workers (including providers of health care, emergency medical services, long-term and post-acute care, law enforcement personnel, personnel providing correctional services, public health employees, firefighters and other first responders, and court personnel) was outlined. The orders directed schools to provide care to, at a minimum, district-enrolled students age 12 and under.
On March 18, H-BC staff fulfilled eight requests for child care and served 30 meals. H-BC families can pick up the brown bag meals at the elementary or high school entrances. Luverne delivered 175 brown bag meals to five different locations on March 18 and provided for 30 children. Child care in H-BC Elementary is from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays. In Luverne child care is offered from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays.