Day care in Indianapolis working to fight off the coronavirus

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Posted at 11:26 PM, Mar 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-19 23:29:12-04

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana still hasn't shutdown its day care and child care facilities, and it's a relief to some parents.

As the coronavirus continues to spread across the country, sanitizing your hands is the first thing you need to do when you get inside the Reach to Teach Daycare on the west side of Indianapolis.

The day care stayed open a week longer than schools in Marion County, but is closing to provide a safer place for kids in the future.

Keiasha Davis and the rest of the staff are working to keep the day care clean and safe for the children.

"Just because the safety of our children," Davis said. "If it wasn't for the kids and our parents we wouldn't be in business."

Friday will be the last time the day care is open for at least a week, Davis says.

"Just so we can sanitize everything," Davis said. "Get new play pins, new high chairs. My crew and I are going to come in sanitize the whole day care from up to down and get ready for the kids to come back in two weeks."

The decision to close comes after Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb extended school closures into May. Davis hopes to reopen soon as parents with school-aged kids have shown their gratitude towards the day care.

"Our parents really appreciated us staying open for this extra week because we do have a lot of after school kids so they've been coming full time and they really appreciate that," Davis said.

Indiana's Family and Social Services Administration says facilities should stay open unless one of its kids has tested positive for the coronavirus.