Southcoast Health Shares Family Care Options During COVID-19

The war against the COVID-19 pandemic persists, suspending the normalcy of everyday life. Schools are temporarily closed, and many businesses have been forced to shut their doors. Among numerous closures, essential personnel brave the frontline, working to provide care, safety and resources to the community. 

Amid the pandemic, state officials have also issued closures of family care services. Efforts such as these aim to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Unfortunately, this leaves many essential personnel struggling to find family care while fulfilling their professional duties. 

While all efforts are being made in an attempt to prevent the spread of COVID-19, parents and caregivers are scrambling to find adequate family care. In response, Southcoast Health has gathered the following resources to help our community find the necessary support during these difficult times:

Child care options within Massachusetts:

Please click here for a list of the 300 Exempt Emergency Child Care programs that are available or visit the Emergency Child Care Interactive Map.

Child care options within Rhode Island:

Please visit to find a local caregiver. 

For additional family care options, please visit or Rhode Island Department of Human Services

Southcoast Health recognizes the coronavirus outbreak has limited many family care options. We will continue serving our community with essential health care information to help alleviate the stressors associated with COVID-19.