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Expanded Child Care Available for Essential Workers

March 23, 2020


Dear South Lake Schools Community:


The Macomb Intermediate School District is working in cooperation with our 21 local school districts and community organizations to coordinate emergency child care for children birth-12 years old for those employees on the front lines supporting our Macomb County Community.  These efforts are being coordinated per Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order on Expanded Child Care Access during the COVID-19 Emergency.

There are 3 ways for Essential Workers and families to contact the Macomb ISD and they are as follows:  

An Essential Worker is defined as: 

Health care workers, home health workers, direct care workers, emergency medical service providers, first responders, law enforcement personnel, sanitation workers, child care workers (including any employees acting as child care workers in essential workforce child care centers), personnel providing correctional services, postal workers, public health employees, key government employees, court personnel, and others providing critical infrastructure to Michiganders. 

Critical infrastructure includes utilities, manufacturing, mass transit, and groceries or other essential supplies, goods, or equipment. 

Key government employees includes child protective services workers, child welfare workers, foster care workers including those from contracted agencies, recipient rights workers, employees of the Executive Office of the governor, cabinet officers and their designees, Department of Health and Human Services field office staff, Unemployment Insurance Agency employees, and other employees identified by the Department of Technology, Management, and Budget. 

We are committed to the health and wellbeing of young children and all who care for, educate, and work on their behalf. 

Please share this letter with other Essential Workers who may need support. 



T. VonHiltmayer



 Theodore VonHiltmayer, Superintendent