Thousands of NYC day cares reopen with added precautions

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NEW YORK — More than 3,000 day care centers across the five boroughs reopened Monday.

As New York reopensand parents head back to work, there’s a sense of relief, but also uncertainty and anxiety. David McCreary tool his 2-year-old son back to day care Monday for the first time since the pandemic began.

“To try and be productive again, it’s very hard to get anything done when the baby is there,” said McCreary.

There’s new updated guidelines for day ares requiring no more than 15 children in a room, face coverings for adults, daily health screenings, frequent cleaning and disinfecting and limited sharing of toys and supplies.

Nap time and snack time have changed too with a focus on social distancing, said Rami Singh, the owner of the Goddard School in Marray Hill. Singh hired additional staff to ensure all the health and safety protocols are being enforced.

More info on new guidelines for day care centers is available here.

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