Department of Human Services Adds Additional Support During COVID-19

During the coronavirus pandemic, the Mississippi Department of Human Services is offering free childcare to multiple front line employees.

This extension of childcare benefits will cease in ninety days from the announcement. Applications can be taken at http://www.apps.mdhs.ms.gov/ccis/NewApplication/AppStartPage.aspx

Parents must also select a child care provider prior to submitting an online application. Parents may search for a CCAIR site and CCAIR-Trained on the provider search website. No payments will be issued for child care services provided before a provider becomes an approved CCAIR site or CCAIR-Trained provider.

Beginning August 1, the following jobs will be included:

1. Public safety and first responders

2. Law enforcement

3. Fire prevention and response

4. Emergency medical technicians (EMTs)

5. 911 call center personnel

6. Nurses, technicians, receptionists, food service employees, and sanitation service employees working in hospitals, clinics and medical offices providing health treatment

7. Research and laboratory operations

8. Nursing homes

9. Residential health care facilities

10. Congregate care facilities

11. Assisted living facilities

12. Elder care

13. Medical wholesale and distribution

14. Home health workers and aides

15. Medical supply and equipment manufacturers and providers

16. Medical waste disposal

17. Hazardous waste disposal

18. Repair technicians providing in-home repair services

19. Social workers and mental health workers providing in-person services

20. Other ancillary healthcare services on a case by case basis employees with regular direct customer contact in the following job roles:

21. Teaching, food preparation, sanitation, and reception staff within child care facilities and schools

22. Cashiers, servers, meal delivery drivers and bartenders within food service locations

23. Cashiers, and those responsible for bagging, filling, and delivering customer orders within grocery stores

24. Cashiers in retail stores, i.e. department stores, dollar stores, drug stores, and gas stations

25. Sanitation workers

26. Bank tellers and public service clerks (DMV, Department of Health, Tax Assessor, Court Clerks, County Clerks)

27. Staff in hair, nail, tanning salons, spas and fitness clubs

28. Staff in veterinary offices

29. Health and city Inspectors conducting on-site inspections

30. Staff in hotels, motels

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