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What you need to know about changes to day care facilities in Ohio amid coronavirus pandemic

Administrators and teachers at Notre Dame Academy banned together and decided to donate their...
Administrators and teachers at Notre Dame Academy banned together and decided to donate their time by staying later each day with students after a local daycare closed.(Pexels)
Updated: Mar. 26, 2020 at 5:27 AM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Limitations on day cares are among the multitude of changes in the daily lives of Ohioans during the coronavirus pandemic, as Gov. Mike DeWine shut down all non-essential businesses and signed a stay-at-home order for all Ohioans, which went into effect at 11:59 p.m. on March 23 and extends into early April.

The following changes are expected to heavily affect how day care businesses will operate.

Here is what you need to know about the changes in day care programs:

  • Only six children allowed per classroom in each day care.
  • Day cares need to operate under a temporary pandemic child care license.
  • Shared spaces must have a rigorous cleaning schedule.
  • Parent drop off interaction will be limited.

The changes will go into place Thursday and will last until April 30.

Anyone who needs to apply for a temporary pandemic license can find it here.

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