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Free Programming for Essential Workers in Tukwila Area
Boys & Girls Clubs of King County Partner with Tukwila Elementary School to Offer Free Care 

In partnership with Tukwila Public Schools, Boys & Girls Clubs of King County will offer extended day programming at Tukwila Elementary School starting Monday, March 30, from 7:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., for children of Occupation Workers.

This service is only available for essential workers in the Tukwila area who have no alternatives for watching kids during the CV-19 health crisis. Occupation Workers identified by Washington state as essential activities occupations during the Coronavirus outbreak include:

  • First Responders and Public Safety Personnel (e.g., Police, Firefighters, Emergency Dispatchers, Department of Corrections)
  • Public Health and Safety (e.g., Metro Bus Drivers, Sanitation Services, Utilities, Public Health Employees)
  • Healthcare Workers
  • Grocery Stores, Pharmacies, Convenience Stores, Gas Stations, Pet Stores, Laundromats, and Bank Workers, essential Delivery Workers (e.g., USPS, UPS, FedEx, Amazon, )
  • Day Care and Child Care Workers

“Our focus is to support those workers experiencing challenges due to school closures by ensuring youth have a safe, educational, fun place to go during the day while family members are on the job,” said Laurie Black, president & CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of King County.

Workers are asked to provide a work ID or similar evidence that shows they fall within the essential worker categories. Clubs use preventative daily practices to ensure everyone coming through the doors remains healthy. Practices include a 1:9 staff ratio, temperature checks, and a wellness triage before entering the Clubs.  Additional cleaning and disinfecting procedures are also conducted each day.

Slots are limited. Register at www.positiveplace.org , register at the top right-hand side and then enter “Tukwila” (without the quotes) in the search box.

Boys & Girls Clubs of King County continues to closely monitor and follow guidelines regarding CV-19 from Governor Inslee’s office, King County Board of Health, Department of Children, Youth, and Families, and the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.

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