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Published on March 15, 2020

Childcare options begin Monday morning, March 16

Billings, MT— Billings Clinic

The Billings Clinic COVID-19 incident command team has been working to establish contingency plans to help our employees with childcare needs during the coronavirus crisis. With Governor Bullock’s announcement of school closures for the next two weeks, Billings Clinic will offer free childcare for essential workers from Billings Clinic, St. Vincent Healthcare, RiverStone Health, and first responders. 

Starting Monday, March 16, 2020, free childcare will be available for school aged children at the Billings Public Library, located at 510 North Broadway. The Billings Public Library will be closed to the public to allow this essential service to be offered. We are extremely grateful to the Mayor of Billings, the Billings City Administrator, and Billings Public Library team for partnering to make this possible. 

Below are the details for Monday, March 16, 2020. We will communicate updates as the situation unfolds.

  • Childcare is available for school aged children, aged 5 and above.
  • Essential workers from Billings Clinic, St. Vincent Healthcare, RiverStone Health, and first responders may use the service during their shifts.
  • Hours of operation are 5:45 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. 
  • A health screening will be conducted each day for each child and staff member.
  • Sick children will not be admitted, including any children who have had a fever in the last 24 hours.
  • The facility will be staffed by Billings Clinic employees.
  • Social distancing and proper hygiene will be incorporated.
  • Parents should bring children through the south entrance, adjacent to the parking lot.
  • Parents will be required to show identification, including a name badge from their employer.
  • No unauthorized members of the public will be allowed to enter the building.
  • Parents should send meals, snacks, and a water bottle with labels for each child.


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