Giants funding childcare program to help coronavirus emergency workers

The Giants are doing their part to help emergency response personnel during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Giants are funding a childcare program that will be free for emergency responders at no expense for 10 weeks at the Meadowlands YMCA. The program will expand for the Y to take care of up to 42 children.

“As we go through such a difficult and trying time across our country and our communities, I’d like to sincerely thank all the health care workers and first responders who are out on the front lines fighting this virus,” Giants quarterback Daniel Jones said in a video on the team’s Twitter account. “Challenging times bring out the best in so many and you all have risen to the occasion”

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The YMCA will have more funds to expand the child care program for Bergen County Department of Health, Hudson Regional Hospital and Hackensack University Medical Center essential personnel according to their press release.

The Y has offered an emergency all-day child care program for first responders and others since closing down their wellness and pool operations on Monday. Gov. Phil Murphy mandated that schools, movie theaters and other public places such as the Y had to close to prevent the spread of the virus.

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