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How do parents know if their childcare center is safe for their child?



CDC offers guidance for daycare centers that are opening their doors

daycare for your child

During spread of the cronovirus, parents stayed home with their children.  Many daycare centers have been open for children of essential workers.

As our regions begin to open up, some parents have expressed safety concerns about being able to send their child to a childcare center.

U.S. health officials on Thursday, May 15, 2020 released some of their long-delayed guidance that schools, businesses and other organizations can use as states reopen from coronavirus shutdowns.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention posted six one-page “decision tool” documents that use traffic signs and other graphics to tell organizations what they should consider before reopening. The tools are for schools, workplaces, camps, childcare centers, mass transit systems, and bars and restaurants.

There is an interesting section relative to childcare centers, that I feel parents would be interested in. It lists 6 criteria that must be met in order to consider the center safe for children
  1. Implement social distancing strategies
  2. Intensify cleaning and disinfection efforts
  3. Modify drop off and pick up procedures
  4. Implement screening procedures up arrival
  5. Maintain an adequate ratio of staff to children to ensure safety.
  6. When feasible, staff members and older children should wear face coverings within the facility.
There are two write ups that I feel would be of interest to parents.




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