While we understand the dilemma healthcare workers are facing, we would not recommend setting up a daycare center in a healthcare facility, especially at this time. Healthcare facilities are hot spots and not advisable for placing children in an area of potentially positive COVID-19 patients.
The CDC has requested some daycares remain open to increase the availability of essential healthcare workers. Some states are beginning to put out statements requesting some daycare centers stay open and waiving regulations pertaining to daycares. Check with your local states to see what recommendations they have listed.
Some suggested solutions if your daycare is not open include:
- Have extended families and/or neighbors pool their resources to help care for children when essential employees are needed at work.
- Stagger employee work schedules; employees who are not working could assist with caring for other employee children.