Health experts are weighing in on whether or not parents should allow their children to return to daycare amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Many parents that have to work have no choice but to find childcare. However, before doing so health experts suggest that they do their research and figure out what their particular daycare facility is doing to prevent the spread of the virus, according to Today.
Many children are too young to understand the way germs spread and thus cannot be expected to practice social distancing in a daycare setting. Thus, the focus will have to be on increased sanitation efforts. This will include not only frequent hand washing but the disinfection of toys and surfaces. It is also critical that steps are being taken to ensure that neither staff members nor children are attending if they feel sick.