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Daycares reopening doors during COVID-19 pandemic

Posted at 11:24 PM, May 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-06 23:24:04-04

INDIANAPOLIS — Some daycares are reopening while others never closed as part of the COVID-19 pandemic.

At Reach to Teach Daycare, the doors are open again after weeks of being closed, but things look a little different these days.

Keiasha Davis is the owner of Reach to Teach and she's got signs posted about the daycare's new procedures put in place due to the pandemic. She's created a sanitation station for parents at the door and said she's constantly wiping down high touch points like doorknobs and baby gates.

"We still have a lot of parents who are cautious about bringing their kids," Davis said. "We are not to capacity yet which is a good thing because we can still practice social distancing.

On top of that, children are washing their hands with soap and water every 30 minutes.

"When the kids go home I sanitize the whole thing, all the toys," Davis said.

For the most part though Davis said parents are more relieved than anything to know childcare service is available again and their children are in careful hands.

"We had one parent lose her job because we had to close," Davis said.

Now those parents without any options won't have to worry as they return to work and the state slowly opens again.

Though daycares are starting to reopen, when many of them closed their doors the city partnered with the YMCA to offer childcare for children of first responders.