What Parents Can Learn From Child Care Centers That Stayed Open During Lockdowns

When schools and daycares closed at the onset of the pandemic, YMCA centers around the country remained open to provide care for the children of essential workers. In Phoenix, YMCA staff worked to screen children for symptoms, and made social distancing fun by having them use 'airplane arms,' as well as implementing activities that made handwashing fun. Experts say "these experiences illustrate that it's possible to bring kids together without a guarantee of an outbreak or a serious situation developing," but the risk remains.

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