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To: Governor Cuomo, NYS

Child Care Workers Deserve Hazard Pay

Child Care Workers Deserve Hazard Pay

Provide hazard pay for daycare workers that remain open and available for children of health care workers and first responders.

Why is this important?

NYS has mandated the closure of all schools and non-essential businesses in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Daycare centers have been asked to remain open to care for young children, with expectations to also be willing to accept additional students of first responders, offering waivers to go beyond our enrollment. This is in direct contrast to the recommendations of the CDC to maintain social distancing and limit group gatherings. Workers are expected to report to work and will not receive pay if they have not accrued paid time off. Daycare employees are expected to be on the front lines during this pandemic, risking their health, under no advice or supervision as to ensure proper safety and protection against this virus.

Reasons for signing

  • I’m risking my children at homes health and mine going to work everyday
  • Because I’m risking my health going to work.
  • I work as a daycare worker during the summer months and pre k during the school year. Everyday I walk into that building I am very fearful as there are families taking vacations to the beach leaving myself and my co workers very vulnerable. Children touch EVERYTHING and as a teacher we try to be as safe as possible but there is just no “sure” or “secure” solution as this job is one where we have to show up each and every day being afraid of the consequences.


2020-07-17 12:43:19 -0400

100 signatures reached

2020-06-05 10:43:14 -0400

50 signatures reached

2020-03-23 04:52:29 -0400

25 signatures reached

2020-03-22 12:46:35 -0400

10 signatures reached