Westchester County Government: Westchester County Distributes Masks to Westchester Child Care Board
October 15, 2021
Westchester County has partnered with the Child Care Council of Westchester, Inc., to ensure the county’s most vulnerable population remains protected from COVID-19. Westchester County executive George Latimer visited the Family Services of Westchester Head Start program at Rochambeau School in White Plains to deliver some of the masks.
Westchester County Director George Latimer said: “We know that child care is a priority and of paramount importance to the community. Our youngest population is our next generation and although they are not. not yet eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, we can continue to do our best to keep them safe and protected. Our child care programs have gone above and beyond during the pandemic to care for the children of our essential workers and we thank them for everything they continue to do. “
Child Care Council of Westchester, Inc., Executive Director Kathy Halas said: “We thank Westchester County Director George Latimer and his team for providing us with 10,000 children’s masks, which we are distributing to daycares and schools. after-school programs to support their efforts to safely care for and educate our youngest children. While this time of COVID has been so difficult, Westchester County has supported the child care industry not only with this key donation, but also through the Department of Social Services’ use of state dollars. and the federal government to mitigate some of the financial losses caused by COVID. We are deeply grateful. “
Director of Programs and Policy, Child Care and Education Roseanne Finizio said: “Although the past 18 months have been difficult and trying, the children are resilient. We want to help them go to school and go to school safely. These masks are another layer of care. for our children and ensure the safety and health of our youngest residents. “
The county has purchased more than 200,000 child-size masks for children up to 12 years old. The Child Care Council of Westchester, Inc., has received 10,000 child-sized masks for distribution to programs across the county, including Family Services of Westchester.
Masks have already been delivered to: Rye Neck UFSD, Croton-Harmon UFSD, White Plains CSD, Somers CSD, Pleasantville UFSD, Dobbs Ferry SD, Yorktown CSD, UFSD Tarrytowns, Greenburgh-North UFSD, Pelham Schools, Ossining UFSD, Mount Pleasant CSD, Byram Hills CSD, Bedford CSD, Blind Brook Schools. Elmsford UFSD, Port Chester UFSD, Bronxville School District, Scarsdale Schools, Mamaroneck Union Free School District, Harrison Central School District, Yonkers Public Schools, Tuckahoe UFSD, Edgemont UFSD, Mount Vernon CSD, Irvington UFSD and Boys and Girls Club of New Rochelle.