Afterschool in the Time of COVID-19
The Afterschool Alliance conducted a survey from May 28-June 30, 2020 to explore what afterschool programs are experiencing during the pandemic. The results show that 84 percent of programs are concerned that they will not be able to provide services in the fall due to increased requirements and 61 percent are concerned they may close permanently. While challenged on multiple fronts, 70 percent of programs report serving children in some capacity such as care for children of essential workers, remote supports, food and other resources for families. The status of staffing is a continued concern with 45 percent having laid off or furloughed staff. This resource supports the COVID-19 response.