Governor Abbot of Texas & Bowtie
Governor Greg Abbott: (47:50)
Listen, we realize that an important part of reopening is access to childcare. We have already established a robust childcare program for essential workers. The childcare task force is led by Elaine Mendoza. They developed an online site that connects workers with local childcare. The site lists over 6,000 providers in over a thousand zip codes in almost 200 counties across the state. Currently, there are more than 120,000 childcare spots that are available for essential workers. Our goal is to find ways to expand those resources and make them available, in a safe way, to more workers across the entire state. We know how important this issue is to working families, and we’re giving it the speedy attention that it deserves.