Messiah Lighthouse Families: Due to sickness affecting majority of staff and now is also affecting children and parents, it is highly recommended that your child not attend childcare today to prevent catching or spreading the illness further.

Currently, we are doing everything we can to stay open for families that have no other option. However, if we are not able to maintain safe child-staff ratios due to sickness, we may have to close early to maintain licensing standards and the safety of all children.

Please note that we have looked into several options including other centers and asking church members to assist for a day. Due to the amount of sickness in the center, the Health Department has advised that our other centers do not send staff to Messiah to prevent further spread of the illness.

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience. We had hoped staff would be well today with the time to rest yesterday. We are updating you as soon as we also receive information.