Studies Find that Daycares are not associated with spreading COVID-19
A large-scale survey conducted by Yale University with nearly 60,000 daycare providers found that childcare places that stayed open through the covid-19 pandemic did not contribute to the spread.
“We did well because we really never had any employees sick, didn’t really have many kids sick,” said Ebony Harris, who owns a local daycare.
A recent journal in the American academy of pediatrics states that it reduces infection risks when proper CDC guidelines are followed. And ebony harris at in good hands learning center took significant steps.
“We require parents to wear masks when they come into the center. Just different things we had to do to make sure we controlled the virus and anything coming into our center.
In good hands learning center remained open and had to close for only two weeks. Harris says this is due to the number of essential workers she has.
ebony harris-owner of in good hands learning center
“most of my parents are essential workers, so they wanted childcare. They did not want me to close these doors.”
The two-year center is a three-star facility in Jackson with eleven employees and fifty-seven kids.
“A three-starn facility is based off of Tennessee. It is the highest stars you can get to show that your center is performing quality-wise,” said Harris.
To ensure that the learning center remains open with good ratings by the state in good hands, Harris requires more when it comes to sanitation.
“We require more handwashing; we require more sanitizing inside the classroom. We cleaned our toys more often. in good hands, the learning center is ‘in good hands.’”